University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL                                              Summer 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

Current Experience

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

Instated a new position as the coordinator of Graduate School Preparation Advising and Digital Learning in Academic Advancement Programs, home of UCF’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. I am developing an innovative advising structure by incorporating digital learning opportunities to create a culture of graduate school preparation and integrative learning at UCF main campus, downtown campus, and with online students.

Past Experiences

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

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

Grants Funded

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.

Research Presentation

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,

National/State Presentations

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, July). LEARNing to lead: Peer mentors of first-year research communities. 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.

Baron, K., Kealey, J. & Marquart, C. (2015, October). Pre-Transfer STEM advising at a 4-year institution. 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition. Baltimore, MD.

Armstrong, J., Hurn, J., Kessinger, J., & Marquart, C. (2015, April). The critical role of the pre-transfer advisor. 2015 USM Transfer Professional Day and CCBC’s Annual Articulation and Transfer Partnership Workshop. Essex, MD.

Lee, B., Marquart, C., Moroney, E., Slattery, K. (2014, October). VIP access: The inside scoop on successful STEM transfer. First Annual Maryland Collegiate STEM Conference. Germantown, 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.

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

Blicharz, M., Marquart, C., & Upah, B. (2013, March). Empowering female college students: Breaking society’s boundaries. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Orlando, FL.

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

Anderson, S., & Marquart, C. (2010, April). The W.H.A.L.E. in the room. Presented at National Orientation Directors Association, Ashland, OH.



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