Maryann Tatum Tobin

Executive Director, Programs

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Dr. Tobin is the Executive Director of Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences.  She oversees all professional, interdisciplinary, and online programming for the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the college’s external communications, marketing and strategic initiatives.  She holds a PhD in Teaching and Learning and Master of Fine Arts, both from the University of Miami.  Prior to returning to UM, Dr. Tobin was as an Associate Professor of Education at Nova Southeastern University and an Adjunct Professor at UM’s School of Education and Human Development.  Her research on digital literacy, problem-based learning, and the use of media in the classroom has been published with the International Literacy Association and the National Council for Teachers of English. She is a member of the Ragan Communications Leadership Council and has served both as editor of the Florida Reading Journal and a reviewer for the American Educational Research Association.  In 2012, Dr. Tobin was named an Emerging Leader with Phi Delta Kappa International, 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

Honors and Acknowledgements

2018 – Ragan Communications Leadership Council

2018 – “I am the U” Facilitator, University of Miami

2017 – Alumni Marshall, University of Miami

2015-2017 – Editor, Florida Reading Journal

2012 – Emerging Leader, Phi Delta Kappa International

2001 – Associate Teacher of the Year, University of Miami



Florida Department of Education - Clinical Educator

Florida Professional Teachers Certification - English 6-12, Reading K-12

Experiential Educator Certification

Google Certified Educator, Level 2



Tobin, M. (2017). Multimodal literacy: How digital natives/millennials read.  In

  1. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Tobin, M. (2016). Enhancing literacy skills through STEM activities: A case for

STREAM.  Georgia Reading Journal, 39(2), 15-17.

Tobin, M., & Blanton, W. (2014). Reading-to-learn from subject-matter texts:  A digital

storytelling circle approach.  In B. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings: Student Perception and Experience (219-242). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Tobin, M.  (2012). Digital storytelling: Reinventing literature circles.  Voices from the

Middle, 20(2), 35-43.

Medina, A., Tobin, M., Pilonieta, P., Chiappone, L., & Blanton, W. (2012).  The

application of computer, digital, and telecommunications technologies to the clinical preparation of teachers.  In D. Polly, C. Mims, & K. Persichitte (Eds.), Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues. (480-498). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.