Colin Marlaire, PhD

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Dr. Colin Marlaire has been with Northcentral University since 2016. He has more than 15 years of experience in higher education, serving previously as an Associate Vice President, Director, and Professor.

He and his team support all current academic technologies (NCUOne, Redshelf, Commons, etc.), and work with the Schools to identify innovations for and improvements to the student and faculty experience. He conducts work and research in all elements involved in developing a scalable model for continuous innovation in educational delivery- incentivizing participation and innovation, obtaining legible analytics, fostering collaboration, knowledge management, intentional modality (online, hybrid delivery).

He has presented at a variety of conferences including those hosted by Educause, WASC, Sloan-C and many others. His presentations focused on topics such as virtual communities, best practices for teaching online, use of mobile in higher education, scaling innovation and continuous improvement processes. 

He received his Ph.D. in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has published work in his area of focus (British Romantic and Victorian Periods: particularly Jane Austen, George Eliot, Charles Dickens). He continues to teach as an adjunct and Dissertation Chair at Northcentral University.