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Appointment of Next Honors Program Director at Minnesota State Mankato

Dr. Anne Dahlman has been appointed as the next Director of the Honors Program





Dr. Anne Dahlman is Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs. She has a double Master’s Degree in German and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a Master’s Degree in Swedish Education (with a secondary teaching license for Finland) from the University of Joensuu in Finland. Dr. Dahlman earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. She has eighteen years of experience in higher education, having taught in two-year, four-year, and doctoral institutions in four states and internationally. Throughout her work, Dr. Dahlman has worked extensively with international students, English Language Learners, and students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Dr. Dahlman is a proud immigrant from Finland, is fluent in four languages and has lived in four countries. Dr. Dahlman’s research interests focus on excellence in education, particularly equity in education and ways to create access to exceptional educational opportunities for all students, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, Dr. Dahlman serves in multiple leadership roles across the campus to support the core values of Minnesota State Mankato: integrity, diversity, access, responsibility and excellence.

The mission of the Honors Program at Minnesota State Mankato is to create future leaders, researchers and global citizens by providing high ability and motivated students with exceptional learning opportunities, mentoring relationships, and a community of scholars that foster their development as future leaders in a global society.

For more information about the Honors Program at Minnesota State Mankato, see

For more information about the Department of K-12 & Secondary Programs at Minnesota State Mankato, see

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.


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