Cynthia Golden


Cynthia Golden is the director of the University Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is responsible for leading online learning, teaching support, instructional technology, measurement and evaluation of teaching, and other academic support services. As a member of the Council of Deans, she serves on multiple academic committees and task forces related to undergraduate education, information technology, online learning, diversity and accessibility. Prior to joining Pitt, Cynthia served for eight years as Vice President of EDUCAUSE, where she led the association's professional development activities. She previously held CIO and senior IT leadership roles at Duquesne University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon.

She recently directed the Senior Directors Seminar and the Leadership Roundtable at EDUCAUSE, was a faculty member in the EDUCAUSE New IT Mangers program and was a faculty member in the Sloan-C Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning. She has been a frequent presenter and author, served on numerous boards, participated on national conference program committees, and served as a member of many professional IT association committees during her career. .

Updated 2014

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Identifying E-Portfolio Practices at AAU Universities
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Beginning in July and ending in December 2011, the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed and administered a survey designed to gauge e-portfolio practices at Association of American Universities (AAU) member institutions.

  • Leaders for the Long Haul
    • Article

    © 2009 Cynthia Golden. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE ELI Primary Representative
ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Senior Directors Seminar 2015
    • PROGRAM, 2015 - 2015
  • Senior Directors Seminar 2015
    • PROGRAM, 2015 - 2015
  • Senior Leadership Roundtable Council 2014
    • PROGRAM, 2014 - 2014
  • Senior Leadership Roundtable Council 2014
    • PROGRAM, 2014 - 2014
  • EDUCAUSE Institute New IT Managers Program MWRC Faculty
    • PROGRAM, 2012 - 2014