Marianne Vanderford

TITLE:Instructor - Special Education
DEPARTMENT:School of Education
LOCATION:Newby Education Ctr. 105
SWU P.O. Box:

“I am a South Carolina native, but have lived in Georgia and North Carolina as well. I have taught for the past 10 years in a wide variety of settings including (but not limited to) public, charter and private schools, K2-adult learners, students with disabilities and the general education population. My passion is instructing educators and I am thrilled to be at Southern Wesleyan University living my dream job! I have a husband, Matt, who is a professor of business and economics at a local, private college. We live in Piedmont and inherited 11 chickens so I'm learning to be a ‘farm girl’ and take care of them.”


Areas of Specialty/Interest

- Special Education
- Elementary Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Leadership