GMercyU Assistant Professor Peggy Rosario

Peggy Rosario, EdD

Assistant Professor, Doctorate in Education, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Concentration

Peggy Rosario is an Assistant Professor for Gwynedd Mercy University’s Doctorate in Education program, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Concentration. She held management roles and taught in higher education since 2002, serving as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Elizabethtown College and as Dean of General Education at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Dr. Rosario also worked in organizational development and training for a healthcare system, in community development and public administration to assist children with special healthcare needs, and in community health education. 

Dr. Rosario received her EdD in educational leadership and higher education administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned Master of Education degrees in health education from the Pennsylvania State University and in instructional design from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Wittenberg University. She also holds leadership certification in adult/accelerated programs from the Council for Accelerated Programs, a certificate of mastery in prior learning assessment from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and a certificate in community college leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.  

Dr. Rosario contributed two chapters, on servant leadership and resolving conflict, to the American Council of Academic Deans’ The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, 3rd edition. She has presented her research and educational strategies numerous times at the Association of General and Liberal Studies annual conferences and other local and national conferences. She has also been involved in leadership roles for regional accreditation self-study at the institutions where she worked and has served as a conference presenter and compliance evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.