John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

imageDr. Marguerite Weber is the Director of Student Academic Affairs and Academic Initiatives at the University of Baltimore (UB), where she provides leadership for student success and persistence research and systems design for related initiatives, academic innovation design, developmental studies, and college readiness/early college/dual enrollment programs.    She also serves as a University System of Maryland Academic Innovation fellow and is currently engaged in two innovation design research projects funded by the Gates Foundation.  These projects explore strategies to embed technology (MOOCs and supplemental instruction software) in highly experiential
pedagogies of engagement.

Prior to her work at UB, Marguerite was the AVP of Learning/Dean of Arts and Sciences at Frederick Community College.   She co-chaired the statewide committee to create the Associate of Arts in Teaching English degree and served on the statewide steering committee for AAT degrees in other subjects.  As the Dean of Academic Services at  SUNY-Oneonta, she oversaw developmental studies, academic resources, international education, instructional technology, dual enrollment programs, and summer school.   Full-time faculty positions have included serving as an Assoc. Professor of Reading and English, Harrisburg Area Community College; Asst. Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College; Lecturer of English, East Carolina University.

Marguerite earned a Doctor of Arts in Education and English from George Mason University; a Certificate of Graduate student in Institutional Research from Penn State; an MA.Ed. in Adult Education and a certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in Composition and Rhetoric, both from East Carolina University, and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied as a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities.  Her B.A.degree, in Literature, is from the American University.  She has published articles on computer-mediated teaching and learning and has delivered many regional and national presentations on assessment, academic transformation, student success systems design, and developmental pedagogy.