Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D. serves as the UF Director of Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) at the University of Florida. As the director of DCE, a unit in the Associate Provost’s Office for Teaching & Technology, Dr. Marchman is responsible for online course production, Distance Learning program and student support, UF Flexible Learning, UF online Dual Enrollment, the TREEO Center, as well as non-credit Professional Development, Executive Education, and Conferences. Dr. Marchman is a proud four-time graduate of the University of Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science, M.Ed. in Social Science Education, Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, each from UF. He also holds a UF graduate certificate in Managing Distance Education Environments. In addition, Dr. Marchman completed post-doctoral work in a certificate program at Harvard University’s Graduate School.
Dr. Marchman’s career as an educational leader has included distinguished service as a teacher, principal, district administrator, and adjunct professor, including teaching and leading online. As a leader at the Florida Virtual School, Dr. Marchman founded the first-of-its-kind-anywhere, award-winning virtual teaching internship program in collaboration with UF and other Florida universities. Additionally, Dr. Marchman is a certified Corporate Coach and founded and led the Florida Virtual School Developing Leader Program. A Graduate Faculty Scholar at the University of Central Florida, he has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of Florida and University of South Florida. During a twenty-three year career as a student advocate and servant-leader, including teaching and administrative roles at the University of Florida’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, Dr. Marchman has been named Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. Dr. Marchman serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Distance Learning Association, Florida ASCD, and the Florida Sterling Council and is a member of the United States Distance Learning Association. The author of several professional publications, Dr. Marchman has also presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences.