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Instructional tech executive director recognized for contributions

By Cindy Abole

Public Relations

Mary P. Mauldin, Ed.D., has a passion for instructional technology and spreading the use of it and integrating it in education and learning on several  levels. A distinguished educator, she’s been recognized for leading the charge and doing some amazing things with technology to engage students and faculty and improve learning and instruction.

Dr. Mary Mauldin receives Presidential Merit award from Dr. Greenberg
Instructional Technology Executive Director Dr. Mary Mauldin receives the Presidential Merit Award and medallion by former MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg. Photo by Anne Thompson, Digital Imaging

On Aug. 21, Mauldin was recognized for her energy and commitment and was presented with the Presidential Merit Award and medallion by former MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Mauldin is the 16th individual to receive this award during Greenberg’s tenure as university president.

Mauldin was praised for making a significant impact and “tech-ifying” MUSC’s campus by bringing in the newest technology products, tools and methodologies for users. She embraces a commitment to faculty and student development through the use of technology integration and innovative teaching tools and methods to prepare future health care professionals and support educators. During Mauldin’s tenure, she founded the Educational Technology Lab, which has merged into the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources, to aid faculty in teaching and educational support.

Mauldin, who is executive director in the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources, has worked with faculty throughout her career by developing instructional practices and programs that integrate technology, teaching and learning. She developed computer and Internet-based projects, led her staff in creating more than 200 e-learning courses and established continuing education programs supporting faculty across campus. She also led faculty development in the area of interprofessional education through MUSC’s Creating Collaborative Care Initiative. She chairs the Apple Tree Society, a group devoted to the scholarship of teaching, learning and professional development.

Mauldin also served in several leadership roles with the faculty senate, and helped plan monthly networking sessions and other support for the campus’ Women Scholar’s Initiative.
Mauldin is a Russ Nazzaro Fellow of MUSC’s Trustee Leadership Academy, a program that provided formal leadership training for faculty and staff and a 2008 Distinguished Faculty Service Award recipient. She also has been active in local, state and national work with professional organizations including the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, S.C. eLearning Center Governance Board, Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia and other groups.

Mauldin joined MUSC in 1993. A Laurens native, she began her career in public education and served as a special education administrator. She earned her master’s degree in instructional technology at the University of Georgia and doctorate in educational technology at Pepperdine University in 2001.

The Presidential Merit Award is the highest award bestowed to an individual by the MUSC president. It can be presented to any faculty, employee, student or friend of the University who displays exemplary service and support that are exceptional. Recipients have made significant contributions to advancing the institution’s mission of education, clinical service and research to the people of South Carolina.

The Presidential Medallion

The medallion is worn by the MUSC president on ceremonial occasions. It was first presented to Dr. James B. Edwards during his installation ceremony on Oct. 15, 1983. The obverse side illustrates the front of the medical university's first building construction in 1826 on Queen Street flanked by Palmetto trees, the official State Tree.

The reverse shows the official seal of the University bordered by the names of its six colleges.

The medallion worn by the university's president is No. 1 in the minting of the first 100 numbered medallions.

October 18, 2013

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