Tammi McMillan Marshall, ED.D, serves at Carlow University as the Director of The Power of One Teacher Diversification program, and the Early Childhood College in High School coordinator working to diversify the early childhood and school district educator pipeline by eliminating barriers for educators of color.

 Dr. McMillan came to Carlow University in 2019, with over 20 years of educational leadership and early childhood education.  She embodies a commitment to early childhood education with core strengths in working with diverse populations and specializing in the unique needs of early childhood. Dr. McMillan’s expertise aligns beautifully with Carlow’s mission to nurture and support current and future Carlow Scholar-Practitioners who are reflective in action, capable of creating and serving in High Performance Learning environments, and who support and respect the dignity and diversity of all learners. Dr. McMillan’s life’s work is to transform tomorrow today, by impacting multiple generations to come. Drawing from her research, Dr. McMillan utilizes Critical Theory, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and Urban Education to design and implement multiple professional development modules for teaching staff and children.  

Dr. McMillan formerly served as the Director of Educational Services for Hosanna House Inc. (HHI). She executed a transformational strategy across all staff and children, igniting change and growth in over 400 students and 50 staff members. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she earned her Ed.D from Point Park University and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc. Dr. McMillan published her first children’s book “Sunni Rae’s World, what are your Superpowers, in 2022 and is looking forward to publishing several more soon.


BA, Elementary Education, Cheyney University, 1991

MA, Leadership and Liberal Arts, Duquesne University, 2003 

Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Point Park University, 2019

Executive Leadership Certification, Tepper School of Business, CMU 2022


Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and our Research Practice Learning Community (RPL) for the Allegheny County Black Teacher Study


McMillan, T (2019). An Overview of an African American Male Teacher and His Relevance Today,

ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

McMillan, T. (2022). Sunni Rae’s World, what are your Superpowers?


McMillan, T. (July 2023). Unleashing your superpowers, keynote speaker. LSF, Saint Petersburg, Florida.

McMillan, T. (2023) Cultural Responsiveness, Trying Together Unconference, Pittsburgh, PA.

McMillan, T, (March 2023) PDE’s Committee on Education Talent Development (CETR)

McMillan, T. (February 2023). Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline, PEDC conference.

McMillan, T. (May 2022). Becoming Culturally Aware. Angels Place, Pittsburgh, PA.

McMillan, T. (March 2021). Research For Action, Town Hall meeting . Pittsburgh, PA.


2021 PennAyce Voice Award

2022 Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence Award

2023 PWN Women who Lead Award

2023 ONYX Womens Leadership Award

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