Departments/ProgramsRabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies
DegreesUniversity of Massachusetts, M.S.
Holy Cross College, B.A.
ExpertiseProject management; strategic process improvement; organizational change management; risk management; leadership and team-building
ProfileAnne Marando is the Executive Director of Graduate Professional Studies in Brandeis University's Rabb School. She is responsible for the vision, planning, and implementation of GPS academic programming and operations, including the leadership of its administrative staff, part-time program chairs, and adjunct faculty. She has held various positions for GPS through the years including director of academic programs and online learning and the academic program chair for the project and program management degree. A member of the Rabb School's initial faculty when it was founded in 1997, she has since developed and taught over a dozen courses in the project & program management, software engineering, and instructional design & technology programs.
Anne also has over a decade of experience in project, process, and program management, in positions at Fidelity Investments Systems Company, Epsilon, and Atlantic Information Systems. Her graduate research studies were in robotics, artificial intelligence, and human factors.
|RIDT||140||Managing Instructional Design Projects|
|RPJM||120||Project Management Capstone|
Awards and Honors
CMM Assessment Team Member for Fidelity Investments Systems Company (1997)
Fidelity Investments Systems Company President's Award (1997)
Epsilon Employee of the Quarter (1993)
Epsilon Rookie of the Year (1992)
Marando, Anne. "Applying NEASC Best Practices to Ensure the Quality of Online Programs." NERCOMP Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island. March, 2008.
Marando, Anne. "Exploring Open Source (Moodle) LMS Implementation.." UCEA Conference. Woodstock, Vermont. October, 2008.
Marando, Anne. "The Methodology Management Role in Applying Summit-D." Coopers & Lybrand Summit-D Users Conference. 1995.
Marando, Anne. Reactive Robotic Planning. Diss. University of Lowell, May, 1991. Lowell, Massachusetts: Master's Thesis, 1991.
Marando, Anne. Bootstrapping in Principal Component Analysis. Diss. College of the Holy Cross, May 1989. Worcester, MA: Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 1989.