Dr. Ed Cabellon is senior administrator in higher education, with almost twenty years of progressive experience in student affairs areas. Dr. Cabellon is a nationally respected leader in digital technology and communication integration, education, and assessment. He believes that understanding one’s digital identity and gaining fluency in technology should be part of the core curriculum in a 21st century Liberal Arts education; that every enrolled college student should have access to high speed internet at home while matriculated; and that the most powerful learning happens when it is peer to peer.
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 Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at Bridgewater State University and recently 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 serves 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. 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 student affairs conferences.
Additionally, Dr. Cabellon has three publications forthcoming over the next two years: “Student Affairs in the Digital Age”, which is a chapter he co-authored with Dr. Rey Junco for a New Directions for a Student Services (NDSS) which came out in September of 2015; “Engaging the Digital Generation“, which is an entire NDSS sourcebook Ed is co-editing and writing with Dr. Josie Ahlquist and a fantastic team of guest authors due out in 2016; and he is co-authoring a chapter with Paul Gordon Brown for a forthcoming volume in New Directions for Student Leadership, forthcoming in the spring of 2017.
Dr. Cabellon’s work was also cited in two recent books: “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.
In addition, Ed’s dissertation is due to be completed in the spring of 2016!
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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