Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL           Spring 2023 
Doctor of Education, Learning Design and Performance Technologies

University of Central Florida — Orlando, FL         Spring 2018 
Graduate Certificate, Educational/Instructional Technology

Clemson University — Clemson, SC                         Spring 2013 
Master of Education, Counselor Education (Student Affairs)

Purdue University — West Lafayette, IN                 Spring 2011
Bachelor of Science, Computer Graphics Technology
Minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Minor in Art and Design

Inclusive Learning Designer, Freelancer Consultant — Durham, NC
Inclusive Online Learning Solutions, Sole-Proprietorship

I am taking a break from full-time employment to focus on the last leg of my doctorate, and fulfilling contracts with professional training companies and institutions. Freelancing offers the flexibility needed for the many priorities I have right now. Sample work I’ve completed for clients:

  • Accessibility Checks (WCAG 2.1 AA) for EdTech companies
  • Curriculum and Content Design for National Non-profit Agencies
  • Content Analysis and Strategic Design for National STEM Professional Organizations
  • Student Success Interventions for higher education institutions
  • Faculty Consultations for higher education institutions

    Coordinator, Advising and Digital Learning — Orlando, FL
    Academic Advancement Programs – University of Central Florida

    New position in Academic Advancement Programs, home of UCF’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. I have developed a peer learning program in the form of peer mentors who coach and advise their peers on graduate school preparation, integrative learning, and high impact practices. Inclusive digital learning components (webinars, online modules, online structured program, etc.) were designed and developed to create greater access to graduate school preparation for historically underrepresented populations in higher education, first-generation college students, and students from a low-income background.

    Coordinator, Learning Environment and Academic Research Network (L.E.A.R.N.TM) Program — Orlando, FL
    Office of Undergraduate Research – University of Central Florida

    Established a newly created position as the Coordinator of multiple L.E.A.R.N.TM programs. I am currently maintaining the existing model for first-time in college, or F-L.E.A.R.N.TM, living-learning community while also creating the new Transfer, or T- L.E.A.R.N.TM, model funded by the National Science Foundation.

    Coordinator, Transfer Academic Initiatives & Pre-Transfer STEM Advising — Baltimore, MD
    Office of Undergraduate Education and Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising – University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Pioneered a newly created and dual-reporting position for the STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative ( funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Facilitated the creation of a comprehensive network of support in advising, and fosters a collaborative culture shift between UMBC and partner 2-year institution transfer advisors while ultimately better serving students’ transitions.

    Graduate Assistant for Selection and Training — Clemson, SC
    University Housing & Dining – Clemson University

    Established a newly created graduate position in University Housing & Dining by assisting in recruitment, selection, training, and development at three levels: professional staff, graduate staff, and undergraduate staff.

    Intern, Academic Coach — Clemson, SC
    Academic Success Center – Clemson University

    Interned at Clemson’s Academic Success Center (ASC) while taking full-time graduate and 30hr/week assistantship in Residence Life.

    Intern, Enrollment Services & Student Life Departments — Rome, Italy
    Enrollment Services and Student Life – The American University of Rome

    Interned at an International-American University during a two-month summer internship in Enrollment Services and Student Life departments.

    Smith, C.M. & Leal Toro, N. (2019). Pre-Graduate Knights Self-Directed, Online Program. First author on a $3,500 Quality Enhancement Plan grant to create an online, asynchronous learning opportunity for students to learn how to prepare for graduate school within an inclusive community.

    Smith, C.M. (2019). Guide to grad school: Creating a digital and active learning curriculum for graduate school preparation. Awarded $1,000 McNair Promising Practices Institute Digital Learning technology grant to obtain equipment and software to enhance student success through innovative use of technologies and new pedological approaches.

    Smith, C.M. (2018-2019). Individual development plans (IDPs) for undergraduate students. Author of an online article as part of the 2018 cohort at UCF for Enhancing Integrative Learning. $500 Quality Enhancement Plan grant awarded to each faculty and staff who completed the cohort requirements and online article for publishing. Published on

    Kuperman, A., Schneider, K., Smith, C. M., & Jardaneh, K. (2017-2018). Opening the digital door: New paths to engagement in undergraduate research. Third author on a $10,000 Quality Enhancement Plan grant to create an online, non-credit course to help UCF students learn how to get started in undergraduate research.

    Smith, C.M. & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2023). A model for culturally sustaining instructional design. The Journal for Applied Instructional Design.

    Schneider, K. R. Aldorondo-Jeffries, M., Smith, C. M., Chamley-Wiik, D., Kwochka, W., Frazier, E., & . Meeroff, D. (2023). Transition model supports student success in STEM: FTIC model adapted for transfer student. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Journal. (Submitted). 

    Smith, C.M. (2019, November). Developing an inclusive learning environment for non-academic content. Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2019 Conference. Orlando, FL.

    Smith, C.M. (2022, October). Culturally Inclusive Strategies Implemented by Designers-by-Assignment in Higher Education Student Services. Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Las Vegas, NV.

    Smith, C.M. (2019, January). Individual development plans to aid undergraduates in graduate school preparation. McNair Promising Practices Institute. Orlando, FL.

    Eagen, K. & Smith, C. M. (2018, July). Thriving in survival mode: Tips and (tech) tricks for doing more with less. Council on Undergraduate Research Biennial Conference. Arlington, VA.

    Smith, C. M., Johnson, J., & Hansen. K. (2018, February). LEARNing to lead: Peer mentors of first-year research communities. 37th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. San Antonio, TX.

    Smith, C. M. (2018, January). Digital storytelling for success. McNair Promising Practices Institute. Ronald E. McNair Scholars Annual Conference for Directors. Orlando, FL.

    Baron, K., Kealey, J. & Marquart, C. (2015, October). Integrated academic support for transfer students: Collaboration. 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition. Baltimore, MD.

    Kealey, J., & Marquart. C. (2014, October). Leveraging online learning to meet the diverse needs of transfer students. 21st National Conference on Students in Transition. Denver, CO.

    Armstrong, J., Baron, K., & Marquart. C. (2014, October). Collaborating to transform the culture of academic advising for STEM transfer students. National Academic Advising Association. Minneapolis, MN.

    Kane, E., Marquart, C., & Williams, A. (2013, April). Teaching the future: A mixed methods study of millennial students’ and faculty’s preferred teaching styles in a school of education. HEHD Research Forum,

    Walker, K., Dye, K., Marquart, C., & Williams, T. (2013, April). Internationalization of student affairs. Higher Education Administration masters level course. Clemson, SC.

    Marquart, C., McKenzie, S., & Rutledge, A. (2012, October). Graduate programs in higher education within south carolina. South Carolina College Personnel Association. Charleston, SC.