Mark Weston, Ph.D. - Associate Dean, Learning Systems

Mark Weston, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Learning Systems

Mark Weston, Ph.D., associate dean of learning systems, develops and implements technological solutions and learning management systems to create a better environment for students and industry partners – whether in the classroom, online, or in a blended format. He directs the division's online, instructional design, registration, educational logistics, and new program development departments.

Weston has an extensive and impressive professional and academic background. He has spent the past 36 years working to enhance education by advising heads of state and civic leaders about education, information and communications technology (ICT), and public policy strategies in 13 countries, 42 state legislatures, and for the United States Congress. Weston has also served as the global education strategist for Dell Inc., and was the senior national manager for Strategic Educational Initiatives for Apple Computer. In addition, he has worked for several school districts in Iowa as well as many governmental agencies including the Education Commission of the States, United States Department of Education, United States House of Representatives, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Most recently, Weston served as an adjoint assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado-Denver, and has previously served as an adjunct professor at Long Island University.

Career achievements include:

  • Leading the Codename: Outcomes project for Dell, with $4M funding from Intel.
  • Contributing to groundbreaking education technology initiatives in Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Leading the partnership between the State of Maine, Governor Angus King, and Apple to provide laptop computers to all seventh and eighth-grade students in Maine. Subsequently, this initiative has been replicated by numerous jurisdictions in the United States.
  • Publishing in a wide range of outlets including Converge, Education Week, Journal of Educational Administration, Independent School, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education, Journal of Technology Learning and Assessment, Phi Delta Kappan, Los Angeles Times, SecEd, State Legislature, and Washington Times.
  • Co-authoring The Learning Edge: How Technology Can Help Educate All Children with Alan Bain.

Weston earned a B.S.S. from Cornell College, M.S.E. from Drake University, and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Denver (UCD).