Dean, College of Education
Chair, Doctoral Studies
EdD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
EdS, The George Washington University
MS, Old Dominion University
BA, Olivet College
Dr. Mark Tavernier was named Dean of Piedmont’s College of Education in 2020.
A Michigan native, he joined Piedmont in 2017 as associate professor and took on the role of interim dean in July, 2020. Before joining Piedmont, Tavernier was an associate superintendent for the Clarke County School District and had worked in advancing positions as executive director, administrator, department chair, and teacher in public school districts in Michigan, Virginia, and Georgia.
A graduate of Olivet College (Olivet, Michigan), Tavernier earned a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) and an education specialist degree from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). In 2005, Tavernier received a doctoral degree in education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia).