Mr. Paul Marca is Associate Vice Provost, Stanford University, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. He has spent 29 years in various roles at Stanford and currently directs a portfolio of over 250 graduate and professional courses annually to industry. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing an international portfolio which includes Singapore, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and in numerous European countries including France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In 2013, he launched a joint online non-credit certificate program between the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Business: the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate. This is the first formal online education cooperation between the schools.
He has also developed a number of innovative university-industry and university-university partnerships to extend Stanford’s educational reach with effective ‘go-to-market strategies’, including the award-winning Stanford Advanced Project Management program and the Strategic Decision and Risk Management program. Paul has also advised universities, corporations and governmental organizations how to develop and extend education as a means to sustain innovation. Externally, Paul has served as an advisor to numerous startups including xBrain, providing the automotive industry a connected car platform. Paul serves the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) as a council member and First Vice President. He has also presented keynote speeches and workshops around the globe on connecting innovation, strategy and execution. Paul has a B.A. in Communication, with an emphasis in Television & Film production, from Stanford University.