Matthea Marquart is delighted to be the Director of Administration, Online Campus at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. In this role, she collaborates with colleagues across the School and focuses on the quality of the experience for online MSSW students and instructors. She also teaches at CSSW in the Social Enterprise Administration method area, preparing a new wave of nonprofit and human services leaders.

Her nonprofit leadership experience includes roles as National Director of Training at Building Educated Leaders for Life, where she launched an award-winning blended e-learning and in-person training, President of the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Director of Foundation and Government Relations at Inform, Inc. She has been a member of the Community Resources Exchange Leadership Caucus for Early Career Executive Directors, and a blogger for New York Nonprofit Press.

Ms. Marquart holds an MSW from Columbia University and a BA in English from Emory University, where she completed a year at Oxford University and additional coursework at UC Berkeley. 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, completed by taking online courses.

Ms. Marquart has published numerous articles related to online education and training, and she has presented at numerous conferences, including the Social Work Distance Education Conference, the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace, the Online Learning Consortium’s International Conference, the National NOW (National Organization for Women) Conference, the Women Fighting Poverty Conference, and the Somos El Futuro Hispanic Conference. Her recent publications include the EDUCAUSE Review article “Online Students Develop Marketable Professional Skills” and the co-authored book chapters “Instructional Strategies for Synchronous Components of Online Courses” and “That Human Element: Fostering Instructor Presence Through Online Instructional Videos.”