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Marylynne Viola-Lawson

Lead Faculty Trainer of Enrichment at 2U

Lead Faculty Trainer for Enrichment Marylynne Viola-Lawson is 2U's guru on all things related to faculty professional development. She holds a Master of Humanities focused in Women's and Gender Studies, a Bachelor's in Communications, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Education. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education, instructional design, and project management.

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10 Excellent Publications, Podcasts, and Websites to Keep Educators Informed

In my daily work as the lead faculty trainer for enrichment across all 2U programs, I am often asked what I read, watch, and listen to in order to keep informed about online education. Here’s a list of my favorite industry resources.


Creating a Safe Space for Faculty to Build Their “Emotional Muscle” to Lead Classroom Conversations Around DEI

As 2U’s lead faculty trainer for enrichment, I had always planned to create seminars on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics. When last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement led faculty to ask for support in navigating DEI discussions with students, my colleagues and I created a series of workshops on equity and social justice.