Mara B. Huber currently works at the University at Buffalo where she serves as Special Assistant to the President for Educational Initiatives and founding director of the UB Center for Educational Collaboration. Through these newly created positions, Huber oversees the University’s commitment to strengthening the PreK-16 pipeline and directs its institutional partnership with the Buffalo Public School District. Her previous professional appointments include Assistant Professor in the School of Education at SUNY Fredonia, and Director of Special Programs in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo where she co-led the accreditation of UB’s Teacher Preparation Program. Huber has continued her involvement in the TEAC accreditation process through her activities as consulting auditor and most recently serving on the accreditation panel.
Huber holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University at Buffalo with a focus on language perception and cognitive development. Her current research interests include school-university partnerships and strategic collaborations. Recent projects have focused on STEM-based extended learning opportunity programs; research and evaluation; and a developing project in the Mara region of Tanzania.
In addition to her University work, Huber is a frequent consultant and speaker on issues of school-university partnerships, and leveraging educational collaboration for maximal impact. She has also authored a number of education related articles and manuscripts with the most recent being “High Stakes Partnerships,” to appear in the November 2008 issue of the American School Board Journal.