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About Ed

Dr. Ed Cabellon is a collaborative higher education leader with administrative roles in Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Marketing areas. With twenty years of progressive administrative experience, he currently works at Bridgewater State University (BSU) as Director of Administration for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management leading strategic planning, marketing, budget, fundraising, and human resources areas. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the BSU Ricciardi College of Business, teaching both “Strategic Management” and “Principles of Marketing” and in Caldwell University's online Higher Education Administration masters program, teaching “Curriculum, Identity, & Digital Technology."

Professional Career

Dr. Cabellon has worked at both public and private universities in various Student Affairs/Student Life departments such as the Campus Center, Residence Life, and Student Activities. Currently, he serves as Director of Administration for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater State University and earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University. His dissertation topic was titled “Redefining Student Affairs Through Digital Technology: A Ten-Year Historiography of Digital Technology Use by Student Affairs Administrators.” Additionally, Dr. Cabellon served as Co-Chair of ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Higher Education.

Higher Education Senior Leader and Scholar-Practitioner

Dr. Cabellon is well-respected senior leader in Higher Education, who built his professional reputation online and in-person as an collaborative achiever and innovator. Over the years, his work has been well documented through his abilities to connect, educate and inspire other higher education professionals through digital technology tools, such as Twitter, the Higher Ed Live network, and this website. Also, he has invested time and resources through in-person networking opportunities such as the Student Affairs Technology UnConferences and meetups at numerous national conferences within and outside of higher education.

Additionally, since 2015 Dr. Cabellon published: “Student Affairs in the Digital Age”, a chapter he co-authored with Dr. Rey Junco for a New Directions for a Student Services (NDSS); “Engaging the Digital Generation“, which is an NDSS sourcebook Ed co-edited and wrote with Dr. Josie Ahlquist; and "Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies", a chapter co-authored with Dr. Paul Gordon Brown for a volume in New Directions for Student Leadership. Dr. Cabellon’s work has also been cited in many journal articles and books, including: “Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs” by Rey Junco and “Making Change Happen in Student Affairs” by Margaret J. Barr, George S. McClellan, Arthur Sandeen.

Award Winning

Dr. Cabellon has been recognized by not only national organizations, but by his peers as well. Ed’s website has been named one of the “Top 50 Must Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech: Focus on Higher Education in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015! Additionally, He was featured in Fast Company’s “Fast Talk” Series and featured on Slideshare; named on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2013 Technology Innovators” List; and in 2014, Good Magazine, featured his Social Media for Social Good Pecha Kucha talk from the ACPA 2014 Convention on their site. Most recently, in April of 2015, Dr. Cabellon earned one of College Student Educators International (ACPA)’s top honors as a 2015 Diamond Honoree.

His professional goal is to hold a position in senior leadership in or connected to Higher Education, providing innovative solutions to the ever-changing education landscape.

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