Kelly Marin, Ph.D, Recognized as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator for 2023

The Manhattan College interim associate provost was chosen for demonstrating the Lasallian characteristics of empathy, wisdom, honesty and humility.

Kelly Marin, Ph.D, Manhattan College’s interim associate provost, has been named a Distinguished Lasallian Educator by the La Salle - District of Eastern North America (DENA) for 2023. This prestigious honor recognizes Marin's exceptional contributions to teaching, scholarship and service and it places her among the most esteemed educators in the Lasallian network. Marin was one of seven Distinguished Lasallian Educators who were honored during the opening session of the 50th annual Huether Lasallian Conference on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in Chicago. Kelly Marin

“To be recognized among many educators was such an honor for me,” said Marin. “Attending the Huether Conference this weekend was a reminder that as a Lasallian educator I am part of an important network. We at Manhattan College are part of something larger and it was all very inspiring.” 

Marin has dedicated her career to fostering a student-centered learning environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a commitment to social justice. Her passion for teaching is evident in her engaging classroom presence, dedication to student mentoring, and unwavering commitment to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education.

In addition, Marin is a recognized scholar in the field of adolescent development. Her research focuses on understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by adolescents as they navigate the complexities of identity, relationships and social norms. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Adolescence and has informed educational practices and interventions aimed at supporting the healthy development of young people.

The Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the Lasallian mission of providing a transformative education for all students. Recipients are selected “for their exceptional work in touching the hearts and minds of their students, often leaving a lasting impression that makes a difference in the world.” 

By David Koeppel