Matthea Marquart is the Assistant Dean of Online Education at Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CSSW), a Senior Lecturer teaching innovative courses, and the creator and co-facilitator of CSSW’s Institute on Pedagogy and Technology for Online Courses. Her team’s work with CSSW’s Online Campus has won numerous awards, including from the International E-Learning Association, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the United States Distance Learning Association. Matthea publishes and presents frequently, including over 100 invited talks, workshops, keynote speeches, and conference sessions about education, training, teaching with technology, and nonprofit management. She is honored to have been recognized by the Council on Social Work Education’s Women’s Council as a Feminist Mentor, and by the Network for Social Work Management with an Exemplar Award for exemplary performance and leadership as a social work executive leader.
Matthea began working in education in 1997, and in online education in 2008. As a lifelong learner, she has participated in extensive ongoing leadership development, including as a member of the Online Learning Consortium’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, a member of the Council on Social Work Education’s Program Directors Academy, a Network for Social Work Management Policy Fellow, and a blogger for New York Nonprofit Press. Ms. Marquart holds a BA in English from Emory University and an MS in Social Work from Columbia University. Her additional coursework includes a United Way of NYC Senior Fellowship in the Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute at Baruch College and a Business Certificate from Columbia University. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and learning, and can be reached on Twitter, on LinkedIn, or on her website.