Dr. Michael Bean
Assistant Professor of Education and Interim Assistant Provost
Dr. Bean is excited to be part of Concord’s Education Department, working with students he describes as respectful and ready to learn. One lesson Dr. Bean and our other faculty members teach Concord students is the reality of the profession. Through a variety of placements and teaching opportunities, or “in the fire” opportunities as Dr. Bean describes them, our students are prepared to enter the field.
“I have a passion for education. I see how that can open doors and create opportunities.”
Dr. Tracy Luff
Professor of Sociology
The sociology field is ever growing, and Dr. Luff is committed to evolving the CU program. There is now an emphasis in Criminology for students interested in law related careers. She is working on a new course in Medical Sociology for students planning careers in health and medicine. Dr. Luff says this will also help students prepare for the sociology component of the MCAT. The department also offers minors in Women & Gender Studies and Addiction Studies. Regardless of what your career aspirations are, Dr. Luff and our faculty are committed to meeting the needs and interests of our students.
Sarah Lively Turner '98
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
Graduation is not the end of Concord’s commitment to you. Sarah Turner works to keep alumni connected to their alma mater and to be a resource to them long after they leave campus. From emails and social media to our CU After Hours events, Sarah’s goal is to keep as many alums as possible connected to the university. Strong connections like these will make possible future mentoring programs that will connect alums to current students. Sarah, an alum that comes from a family of Concordians, has a strong loyalty to this university, like many of our graduates. Several of our scholarships are made possible through alumni financial support. When you choose Concord University, you become part of a legacy and the Alumni office will make sure you stay connected.