After more than 40 years of teaching experience, Carole Wylie Hancock has returned to her alma mater to serve as an Academic Coach in the Academic Resource Center. She retired in 2018 following seven years as a Professor of Education. Prior to coming to Marietta College in 2011, she was the Coordinator of the Education Transfer Program at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, where she served as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science and Public Service Department and earned several teaching awards. She also taught Title I reading, first grade, and third grade in the Fort Frye Local School District from 1975 until 1992.
A lifelong Ohio resident and third-generation educator, Hancock earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marietta College (1975), a Master of Education degree in Reading Supervision from Ohio University (1980), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Studies from the College of Education at Ohio University (2008). Her dissertation and research interests involve African American female teachers of the post-Reconstruction era specifically and nineteenth-century American women in general. She recently had a chapter entitled “Eminently Qualified” published in the book African American Women Educators. Hancock is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History of Education Society, the International Literacy Association, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the National Association for Educators of Young Children, the Washington County Historical Society, and Phi Delta Kappa. She currently serves on the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators executive board.
From 2008 to 2010, Hancock was a member of the Ohio Educator Standards Board. She has served Marietta College and the Marietta community as treasurer of the NCAA Division III Baseball World Series, vice president of the Marietta College Alumni Association, and a charter member of the Marietta College Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. In addition, she is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Ely Chapman Educational Foundation and faculty advisor to the Marietta College Teacher Education Association (MCTEA).
As an undergraduate at Marietta, she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She enjoys postcard collecting, cross stitching and attending Pioneer athletic events.