Marni Baker Stein, Chief Innovation Officer, is an authority on next generation program and curricular development, delivery, and assessment; strategic enrollment and student lifecycle management infrastructure implementation; and student-centered, outcomes-focused, competency-based instructional design.
Before joining the University of Texas System, she was Senior Associate Dean of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, where she oversaw the school’s academic portfolio, and was responsible for the development, design, and evaluation of all online and hybrid programs. Prior to that, Dr. Stein has led the development of graduate, undergraduate, and non-degree programming delivered through a wide variety of innovative packages, including dual language, executive, online and hybrid formats for educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including: The University of Pennsylvania, The University of California Santa Barbara, The Pennsylvania State University, SUNY Buffalo (Latvia), and the United States Information Agency (Turkey, Japan).
In August 2016, Dr. Stein was selected by the Department of Education to serve as a member of the national Technical Working Group charged with transforming higher education through technology through the expansion of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan.
Frequently invited to speak on technology-enhanced curricular and pedagogical innovation, Dr. Stein is an accomplished educational researcher. Her scholarship focuses on social and knowledge networking behaviors in online courses and the impact of design, instructional strategies, and platform technology upon student engagement in e-learning. Dr. Stein has a PhD in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania.