- University of South Carolina, PhD, Social Work, 2002
- University of Southern California, MSW, Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration, 1994
- Humboldt State University, BA, Sociology, 1991
Mary E. Hylton is Chair of the Graduate Program and Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Salisbury University. Dr. Hylton is the recipient of three teaching awards and, most recently, the Community Chest of northern Nevada’s 2017 Social Justice Hero award. She teaches policy practice, structural oppression, social welfare policy, and lesbian and gay lives. Her research focuses on the intersection of civic literacy and civic engagement, in particular the development of democratic forms of engagement, including voting, among young people.