Dr. Markman is a social scientist and educator with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, program administration, and research. Her research expertise is on communication issues related to teaching, learning, and collaborating with and through technology. Recent projects include a study examining organizational, professional, and teaching identity among academic librarians with instruction roles, a pilot to design and implement a training program to teach co-curricular learning support skills to university sustainability staff, and research into the effectiveness of online pre-matriculation information literacy modules for graduate students.
Prior to joining Tufts CTSI, Dr. Markman was the Director of Organizational Learning at the Harvard Library, having previously served as Director of Digital Learning and User Experience. She has also served as a faculty member at the University of Memphis and Bridgewater State University.
As Director of Professional Education at Tufts CTSI, Dr. Markman leads the team supporting the design, creation, and implementation of high quality, engaging, non-credit educational opportunities for research team members in clinical and translational science. She also holds a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Markman’s passion is designing and assessing accessible, learner-focused educational experiences for a variey of modalities, particularly online and blended learning.
Dr. Markman holds a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA in Media Communications Management from Webster University.