Matthew Pittinsky Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Pittinsky, Ph.D. is the CEO of Parchment and co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard Inc. Matthew is on the faculty of Arizona State University and also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

In 2012 the Teachers College at Columbia University awarded Matthew with The President’s Medal of Excellence to recognize his impact and innovation in the field of education technology and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent speaker, and has recently been invited to present at NewSchools Summit, Association of American Universities meeting, National Association for College Admission
Counseling National Conference and SXSWedu.

Matthew holds a B.S. in Political Science from American University, Ed.M. in Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.


Patient Capital Drives Change in Education
September 18, 2014

Credentialing in Higher Education: Current Challenges and Innovative Trends
March 2, 2015

Making Credentials Matter
March 31, 2015

Underserved and Overburdened, Transfer Students Face an Uphill Battle to Earn Their Degrees
October 8, 2015

How to Connect K-12 and Higher-Ed with Structured Data
October 17, 2015

The New College Degree: In an Unbundled World, Curation is King
December 30, 2015

Understanding the Differences in What Credentials Are Being Stacked and Why
May 23, 2016


Entrepreneurship, Technology & Education: A Conversation with Matthew Pittinsky
Teacher’s College, Columbia University April 2012

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Digital Credentials: Moving Transcripts, Diplomas and Nanodegree Certificates Online
Educause Annual Conference 2014

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Parchment 101
ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit April 2016

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Interactive Thought Leader Forum: Parchment
eSchool Media April 2016

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