Marcia Dority Baker


Marcia L. Dority Baker is a leadership coach. She is curious by nature and enjoys helping people achieve their goals. As a coach, her first question is, “how can I help you be successful?” This process invites individuals to identify what they want to accomplish and then build an action plan to successfully reach their goal.

Marcia has over seventeen years of experience in higher education in academic technologies and as an academic law librarian. Marcia holds a Master of Arts in Library & Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a certified leadership coach from the Maxwell Leadership Team. Marcia is also a United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA) certified ultrarunning coach. In 2021, Marcia was awarded the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award recognizing her ongoing and widespread leadership in helping to make the higher education IT community more connected, inclusive, and successful.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Working Post-Pandemic: What Campus Employees Need (Now)
    • Blog
    • Author

    Now is the time for institutional leaders to ask employees what they need to successfully transition back to working on campus. It is also a good time for employees to ask their managers what remote work options will be available in the long term.

  • Who R U? Identity Theft and UNL Students
    • Blog
    • Author

    The University of Nebraska–Lincoln recently discussed the risks of identity theft with local middle school students using a presentation developed by IT services, academic technologies, and libraries, as well as a top 10 list of identity theft issues.

  • Women in IT: Be the Change
    • Article
    • Author

    The influence of established women in IT encouraged the author to apply for a job in her university's Information Technology Services department. Share in her experience and learn how to organize your own event.

EDUCAUSE Presentations