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Matt Ohlson

 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, the National Jefferson Award for Public Service and the United Way.