Author Profile

Gary Matkin | Dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session, UC Irvine

Current Position and Past Experience
Gary Matkin serves as dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session at the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, Matkin directs the University’s contribution to the Open Educational Resources movement.

Prior to becoming dean at UC Irvine, Matkin was associate dean of University Extension at UC Berkeley, where he was responsible for instructional technology initiatives, including online courses and various technology-assisted distance education programs.

An author of three books, Effective Budgeting in Continuing Education (1985), Technology Transfer and the University (1990), and Using Financial Information in Continuing Education (1997), Matkin has also written numerous articles and papers on the subjects of continuing education, distance learning, open educational resources, Open Courseware, and university economic development.

Dean Matkin also serves as Principal Investigator of several Foundation grants, including grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to advise and support the Foundation’s Open Educational Resources initiative.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Matkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, an MBA and Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Matkin is the 2010 University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s recipient of the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership and the 2010 Excellence in Achievement Award Recipient from the California Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley.

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