Matthew Ohlson is
an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership within the College
of Education and Human Services as well as the
Faculty Coordinator for the Taylor Leadership Institute. Dr. Ohlson has a Ph.D. in Educational
Administration and Policy with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction
from the University of Florida. He also received
comprehensive leadership training from the New York City Leadership
Academy and the The Schlechty/Hohmann Principals Academy. His
K-12 experience includes roles as a 15-year teacher and school leader in the
Boston Public Schools and the Florida Virtual School. In higher education,
Dr. Ohlson served as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida,
Director of the nationally recognized C.A.M.P. Gator mentoring program
and leadership facilitator at the Lastinger Center for Learning.
Matthew has also conducted comprehensive program evaluation for state agencies
and helped to develop the new Florida Education Leadership Exam (FELE).
Dr. Ohlson has expanded his community-based
learning initiatives at the University of North Florida with the
implementation of the CAMP Osprey leadership mentoring partnership
between the Taylor Leadership Institute and numerous schools districts throughout
the region. This initiative has resulted in external funding from The
Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and presentation at
numerous national conferences. His efforts have resulted in awards from EdTech Digest,
Jefferson Award for Public Service and the United Way.