Matthew A. Ohlson is the Director of the Taylor Leadership Institute and Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of North Florida. A former teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools and the Florida Virtual School, Dr. Ohlson earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Florida and has served as a Leadership Coach to 7 Olympians, 10 professional athletes and more than 400 educational leaders throughout the nation. Dr. Ohlson’s research and community engagement work has been focused on collaborating with rural schools, athletic teams, nonprofits and businesses to increase recruitment, retention and achievement using leadership development as a catalyst for increased outcomes. For his efforts, Dr. Ohlson has received more than 20 external grants and has been awarded the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) Innovator Award, NPR American Graduate Champion, National Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Work of Heart Award from United Way. Dr. Ohlson also serves as the Leadership Advisor to UNF Athletics, Flagler County Schools & Youth Leadership Advisor to Sawgrass Country Club.