Director of Civic Engagement
Office: McDonough 204
Degrees:Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (Eastern Mennonite University) (2009), Bachelor of Arts in English (Pomona College) (2002)
Year appointed: 2013
Maribeth Saleem-Tanner grew up in the Adirondack region of New York. She holds an MA in conflict transformation with a concentration in peacebuilding and development from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as well as a BA in English and creative writing from Pomona College. Her research at EMU focused on understanding differing perspectives on community development in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where she lived and worked for over ten years.
Prior to coming to Marietta College, Saleem-Tanner worked at High Rocks, an award-winning youth leadership development program, where she held a variety of roles from VISTA volunteer to Co-Director. She also worked with nonprofits throughout the Allegheny Mountain region to support AmeriCorps VISTA capacity building projects through the Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, taught English and Management courses through New River Community College, and supported community life and student leaders as a Resident Director at EMU.
Saleem-Tanner oversees the Office of Civic Engagement and teaches courses within the action component in the McDonough Leadership Program.