Edmund T. Cabellon, Ed.D., is a senior student affairs leader, internationally recognized as an experienced digital technology educator, speaker, and consultant catalyzing change throughout higher education. With twenty years of progressive administrative experience in student affairs areas, Dr. Cabellon currently serves as the assistant to the vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Bridgewater State University, overseeing a business administration portfolio of strategic digital marketing, communication, and technology; financial affairs (divisional budgets, fundraising, and strategic planning), and human resource and talent management administration. His doctoral research was a ten-year historiography on how student affairs administrators used digital technology, yielding a technology implementation model for education. He served as Co-Chair of ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Higher Education.
Dr. Cabellon has worked at both public and private universities in various Student Affairs/Student Life areas. In 1997, Ed joined the University of New Hampshire’s student affairs division in both Residence Life and Student Activities, while also volunteering time with SHARPP (the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program). From 1998 to 2000, he served Central Connecticut State University working in Student Activities and the Student Center full-time, while pursuing his masters degree in Educational Leadership. In 2000, he moved on to Tufts University, where he worked in Student Activities and the Campus Center, while also working closely with Greek Life and Orientation. Since 2006, Ed has worked at Bridgewater State University in three different capacities: as associate director and director of the campus center to the role he currently is in, as assistant to the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. Ed has also been an active volunteer and leader in ACUI, ACPA, and NASPA over his career, contributing on regional and national conference planning teams and presenting numerous workshops on a variety of topics.
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 communication 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 published “Student Affairs in the Digital Age”, which is a chapter he co-authored with Dr. Rey Junco and “Engaging the Digital Generation“, which is a New Directions for Student Services sourcebook co-edited with Dr. Josie Ahlquist and a fantastic team of guest authors. He also co-authored a chapter with Dr. Paul Gordon Brown in New Directions for Student Leadership in the spring of 2017. Dr. Cabellon’s work was also cited in two 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 the spring of 2016, Dr. Cabellon published his doctoral research titled, “Redefining Student Affairs Through Digital Technology: A Ten-Year Historiography of Digital Technology Use by Student Affairs Administrators.”
Dr. Cabellon has been recognized by not only national organizations, but by his peers as well. Since 2012, Ed’s website has been named one of the “Top 50 Must Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech: Focus on Higher Education! 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. 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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