Maryann Tatum Tobin

Assistant Dean for Professional Education and Personalized Learning

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Dr. Maryann Tobin is Assistant Dean of Professional Education and Personalized Learning.  She earned a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Literacy Instruction and a Master of Fine Arts in Communications, both at the University of Miami.  An undergraduate alum of the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Tobin oversees the Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, as well as new academic program development, enrollment management, online education, and the college’s external communications and marketing initiatives.

Dr. Tobin was previously Associate Professor of Education at Nova Southeastern University, where she led a team that developed simulated learning experiences to certify pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as teaching graduate courses both in-person and online.  Her research on digital literacy, problem-based learning, and multimodal curriculum development has been published with the International Literacy Association and the National Council for Teachers of English. Dr. Tobin maintains her Florida Department of Education Certifications in Clinical Education, English 6-12, and Reading K-12, and was Associate Teacher of the Year in 2001.

In 2012, as recognition for her innovative work in education, Dr. Tobin was named an Emerging Leader with Phi Delta Kappa International and the U.S. Department of Education, which honors America’s top educators under the age of 40.



Ph.D. Teaching and Learning, University of Miami
MFA Communications, University of Miami
B.A. English and Education, University of Miami

Honors & Acknowledgements

2017: Alumni Marshal, University of Miami

2012: Emerging Leader, Phi Delta Kappa International & U.S. Department of Education

2001: Associate Teacher of the Year, University of Miami
2014-present: Experiential Education Certification

2009-present: Florida Department of Education, Clinical Educator Certification

2008-present: Google Certified Educator, Level 2

2001-present: Florida Professional Teachers Certification - English 6-12, Reading K-12, Gifted and TESOL Endorsements
2018-present: “I am the U” Facilitator, University of Miami

2018-2020: Ragan Communications Leadership Council

2015-2017: Editor, Florida Reading Journal