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Marcia A. Mardis, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean, Interdisciplinary Research and Education; Coordinator, Educational Informatics

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Educational Informatics • Curation • Personalized Learning

Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, an Associate Professor, is the Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Coordinator for Educational Informatics, and research faculty affiliated with the Information Institute and iDigBio at the School of Information. Her research intersects learning resources, high speed networking, and digital libraries with particular emphases in K-12 education informatics, curation, STEM learning, education data mining, and learning analytics.

From 2010-2015, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) at the National Science Digital Library, leading research efforts that center on Open Education Resource (OER) metadata and paradata analysis, curation policy, sustainability, education data mining, learning analytics, and resource quality assurance and is currently a President's Fellow at Internet2 where she is researching the affordances of gigabit networks for K-12 learning. In fall 2013, Dr. Mardis was a Visiting Professor at the iSchool at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga NSW AU) where she worked closely with faculty to develop their exciting new Master's degree in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation.

Prior to joining the faculty at FSU, Dr. Mardis was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Studies (2005-2008); an Advanced Networking Researcher and Program Manager for the University of Michigan's Merit Network (1998-2005); director of Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE), one of the nation's first and most established digital libraries for educators (1999-2008); a lecturer for graduate-level information science, research methods, and educational technology courses at Eastern Michigan University's College of Education and the University of Michigan's School of Information (1999-2008); and director of libraries and speech activities at The Keystone School for Science & Mathematics in Texas and two schools in Michigan (1986-1998).

She is also one of the authors of the AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Student Learner, is leading the AASL standards and guidelines revision efforts, and is an advisor to the New Media Consortium's K-12 Horizon Report. She has published two books on OER curation and STEM learning. Dr. Mardis also developed Web2MARC, a web appliance for automatic metadata generation. The API spin-off of Web2MARC is currently in commercialization with seed money provided by FSU's Office of Commercialization and the National Science Foundation's I-Corps Teams entrepreneurial training program.

Dr. Mardis has been PI, Co-PI, and/or senior personnel on 11 NSF and IMLS grants totaling over $17 million and has led NSF-funded projects continuously since 1999.


  • Eastern Michigan University, Ed.D., Education Research and Leadership, 2005
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Master's in Information Science, 1992
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1990
  • Michigan Professional K-12 Teaching Certification, School Media and History endorsements, 1992 (current)

Research Interests

Education Informatics; Technician Education; Personalized Learning; Technician Education; OER Curation; Digital Libraries; K-12 STEM; Broadband; Big Science; Cyberinfrastructure

Teaching Interests

collection development, curation, digital libraries, youth and school library media, research methods, project management, grantwriting

Publications & Research

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Grants & Awards

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