Mark David Milliron is President and CEO of
Catalyze Learning International.
Dr. Milliron received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Arizona State University, where he also received his M.A. as a Graduate Regents Scholar. His Ph.D. is in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Kellogg Senior Research Fellow. He has served as vice president for education and medical practice with SAS, the world's largest private software company, president and CEO of the League for Innovation, executive director of Global Learning Initiatives with Oracle Corporation, and vice president for academic and student services at Mayland Community College in North Carolina.
Dr. Milliron is known best, however, for his passion in exploring the worlds of learning and leadership. He has authored books, monographs, and articles; spoken at colleges, corporations, and conferences across the country and around the world; and served as a key resource for local, state, national government programs. He serves on numerous education, non-profit, and corporate boards. He also serves as a guest lecturer at educational institutions nationally and internationally and is author and moderator of the Catalytic Conversations Blog.
While teaching at Arizona State, Dr. Milliron received the International Communication Association’s Teaching Excellence Award. More recently, the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education honored Dr. Milliron as a Distinguished Graduate for his service to the education field. He was also named one of the top Shapers of the Future by Converge Magazine in August 2000. In 2005, PBS Adult Learning Service named Dr. Milliron the recipient of its annual O'Banion Prize for transformational work in support of teaching and learning. And in 2007, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) presented Dr. Milliron with its National Leadership Award for his outstanding accomplishments, contributions, and leadership.
Regardless of all of these activities, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia’s husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, and Marcus.