Matthew Pittinsky


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.


Five Great Promises of E-Learning
June 1, 2001

Extending the Transcript
February 10, 2014

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

The Changing Audience for Credentials: 3 Key Questions
March 1, 2017

Building Blackboard, Part 1: Six Lessons I Learned Creating a Tech Company in the Higher Education Market
May 2, 2017

Online Learning 20 Years Later: Five Observations
October 31, 2017

The Evolving Role of the University Registrar
September 10, 2019

Founder’s Five
June 17, 2021


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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The Leadership Landscape in the Future of Work
Columbia School of Professional Studies June 2019

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Fireside Chat with Blackboard Co-Founders, Michael Chasen and Matt Pittinsky
ASU GSV Summit August 10, 2021

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A Better Transcript for Learners and Employers: The Key Podcast
Inside Higher ED, June 23, 2021

Matthew Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment – Education, college admissions and Atari
AZ Tech Podcast, September 30, 2021

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