Mark Sivy

Mark Sivy: BIO BRIEF

During his career, Mark has gained experience, skills, and knowledge in the fields of learning and development, leadership, and human interaction. Additionally, he’s achieved expertise in many sub-areas of specialization. He now continues to merge his background with ongoing practice, research, and innovation as a means to meet professional obligations and to contribute to organization effectiveness and success.


  • Learning and development
  • Organization leadership and operations
  • Learning and leadership theory
  • In-person, online and blended learning
  • Instructional design
  • Learning technology and e-learning
  • Assessment, evaluation and data analysis
  • Instructional systems technology (HPT)
  • Communication (written, oral, and virtual)
  • Collaboration and cross-functional teams
  • Complex analysis and problem-solving
  • Critical, abstract and creative thinking
  • Evidence-based research and practice
  • Project, knowledge and innovation management


  • Increased a learning program’s enrollment by over 1200% through the use of innovative instructional design, implementation of educational technologies, and accommodation of learner diversity.
  • Established a comprehensive online learning program for over 1,400 staff members and 21,000 end-users.
  • Led cross-disciplinary teams to create a digital media center, a hands-on instructional technology training and development lab, and a digital learning commons.
  • Planned and developed multiple virtual learning environments for a state community college system comprised of 52 institutions and used the environments to host college classes and offer online professional development, training, coaching, and support for instructors and leaders.
  • Hosted and co-directed an annual three-day concurrent session global virtual conference.
  • Directed a global team that delivered a two-day workshop on entrepreneurial and technological skills to an international group of learners assembled in the Middle East (volunteer work).


  • University Of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC
    • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership
    • Specialization in Instructional Systems Technology (HPT)
    • Dissertation Topic – State-Led Virtual School Senior Leaders: An Exploratory Study
  • University Of Houston / Houston, TX
    • Master of Education (M.Ed.), Curriculum and Instruction
  • Texas A&M University / College Station, TX
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Geology


                                      • Senior Learning and Development Specialist (current position) – Cosmic Surrounding Technology
                                      • Learning and Development Consultant (current position) – V-Learning by Design
                                      • Executive Director of Instructional Technology Services – Central Piedmont Community College
                                      • Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
                                      • E-Learning Systems Administrator – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
                                      • Chief Information Officer – Cleveland County Schools (K-12)
                                      • Science Instructor – Cleveland County Schools, Katy Independent School District


                                      • Director of the Center for Research and Evaluation – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
                                      • Graduate Research Assistant – University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Urban Institute
                                      • Geophysicist – Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation (Oxy)

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