Photo of Ed Cabellon on stage at a speaking engagement

Edmund T. Cabellon, Ed.D., is a collaborative higher education leader with administrative roles in Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Marketing areas. With over twenty years of progressive 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.” In the summer months, he teaches “Curriculum, Identity, & Digital Technology” in Caldwell University’s online Higher Education Administration masters program. He earned his bachelors degree in Communication from Stonehill College, masters degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University.

Professional Career

Dr. Cabellon has worked at both public and private universities, primarily in and connected to Student Affairs and Enrollment 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 by 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 director of administration for the division of 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.

Since 2007, Dr. Cabellon has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and trainer to nearly 100 institutions and organizations covering topics such as strategic planning, innovation, digital technology, marketing and communications, and organizational change focused on enrollment management, student affairs, and faculty and staff development.

Finally, since 2014, Dr. Cabellon has raised over $25,000 as an active fundraising agent for the ACPA Foundation, Bridgewater State University Foundation, and Tenacity, Inc.

Higher Education Senior Leader and Scholar-Practitioner

Dr. Cabellon is well-respected senior leader in Higher Education, who built his professional reputation both in-person and online. Over the years, his work connected, educated and inspired other higher education professionals through his early adoption and successful implementation of 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 conferences within and outside of higher education.

Since 2015, Dr. Cabellon published: “Student Affairs in the Digital Age”, which was a chapter he co-authored with Dr. Rey Junco for New Directions for Student Services (NDSS); Engaging the Digital Generation“, which was an NDSS sourcebook co-edited and written with Dr. Josie Ahlquist; and “Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies“, which was a chapter he co-authored with Dr. Paul Gordon Brown for 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. Dr. Cabellon’s doctoral research was titled, “Redefining Student Affairs Through Digital Technology: A Ten-Year Historiography of Digital Technology Use by Student Affairs Administrators.”

Award Winning

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 Sites” 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.

Professional Goal

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.


He resides in Brockton, MA with his wife Rebecca and his daughters Emilia (11) and Elliana (9). He is avid runner, completing 18 half marathons and 2 marathons (including the 2017 Boston Marathon) and currently training for the 2018 Boston Marathon; golfer and basketball player. He is a superfan of all things Star Wars, Back to the Future, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones and is often jamming to 90’s hip hop and R&B.


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