Marisa Macy is an associate professor in the College of Education. She holds the Cille and Ron Williams Chair of Early Childhood Education and in 2022 added the title of Buffett Early Childhood Institute Community Chair, focusing on early childhood education.
Macy has more than 25 years of experience as an educator. She started her career as a special education teacher in Washington, and she has served in teaching and research roles at a number of higher education institutions, including the University of Oregon, Penn State University, and the University of Texas, El Paso. Before coming to Nebraska, she was a lecturer in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida and was principal investigator for statewide early childhood special education training and technical assistance for the Florida Department of Education.
Macy, a Seattle native, earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Washington and a post baccalaureate in K–12 special education from St. Martin’s College in Olympia, Washington. She received master’s and doctoral degrees in special education with early childhood special education and early intervention from the University of Oregon. Macy also completed the Certificate in Early Education Leadership from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard.