Pugh is a Professor of Economics at Prince George's Community College where
she has taught for 24 years. She has also been an adjunct professor
at UMUC since 1982. She obtained a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics
from The Ohio State University and received a D.A. from George Mason University
in Community College Education with a concentration in Economics.
Her dissertation is titled "Capital Budgeting Processes and the Productivity
of Public Investments".
Dr. Pugh is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, spending
time in China in 1993 and in Poland in 1997. She is currently Director
of the Center for Academic Resource Development, responsible for all academic
grant development at the college. She is the project director of a USAID
funded grant improving the delivery of distance education in South Africa.
Partners on this grant include the College of Southern Maryland, Garrett
Community College, Africare, PBS, and Vista University in South Africa.
A new grant-funded project will begin training primary and secondary school
teachers in South Africa to use computers.
In her spare time, Marilyn vacations in Colorado
skiing, hiking, biking and sailing. She and her husband, Ron, sail
on the Chesapeake Bay. She also loves gourmet cooking, needlework
and making miniatures (roomboxes and dollhouses).
Dr. Pugh received the Faculty Excellence
Award at PGCC in 1996.