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Mary Ann Wolf


Teaching Assistant Professor, Digital Learning & Teaching

Friday Institute 213A



Mary Ann Wolf, Ph.D., is Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. In her 15 years of experience in education and education technology, Dr. Wolf has worked closely with federal, state, and local education leaders; policy-makers; and organizations on connecting policy and practice for innovative education reform, digital learning, and instructional practices. Dr. Wolf recently researched and co-wrote "The Digital Learning Imperative: How Technology and Teaching Meet Today’s Education Challenges" and authored "Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning for the Alliance for Excellent Education." Dr. Wolf helped develop and implement the first ever National Digital Learning Day with the Alliance for Excellent Education. She wrote "Innovate to Educate: Education System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning" based upon a Symposium held by SIIA, ASCD, and CCSSO and developed the Problem Based Learning Professional Development DVD series for ASCD. Previously, Dr. Wolf was the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). In this position, she worked with educators in all 50 states and with policy-makers to share data and models of how to improve education to ensure America’s and our students’ competitiveness in the global economy. She served on the Congress on the Future of Content Task Force and spoke at the keynote session on the potential and hurdles for implementing digital content. Dr. Wolf was a member of the NAEP Technology Literacy Assessment steering committee and worked closely with the Obama Administration transition team with work related to education technology. She testified before the US House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee; and SETDA hosted, with the National Science Foundation, Future of Learning educational technology showcases for members of Congress and staffers in the House and the Senate. Dr. Wolf taught fifth grade in Virginia. She earned her Ph. D at the University of Virginia where she studied education leadership and conducted extensive research on teacher time and professionalism.


Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from University of Virginia in 2001
Master of Education in . from The George Washington University in 1997
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in . from Georgetown University in 1993