Dr. Marilyn Herie

Vice-President, Academic and Chief Learning Officer

Dr. Marilyn Herie PhD RSW, Vice-President, Academic and Chief Learning Officer

Marilyn has over 10 years’ experience in postsecondary leadership, with a focus on transformational, experiential, inclusive and student-centered learning. Prior to joining Centennial, she worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as the director of a groundbreaking continuing medical education certificate program, as well as director of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto. She maintains a status-only cross-appointment as Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

In her career as a leading educator and advanced practice social worker, Marilyn’s work has impacted professional training, development, and clinical practice provincially and nationally. She is first author of an influential clinical treatment manual (Structured Relapse Prevention) that continues to be used as a standardized, evidence-based addiction treatment model across Canada. She also served as Executive Editor for the textbook Fundamentals of Addiction, which is a required text across numerous Canadian college and university diploma and degree programs, including Centennial’s Addiction and Mental Health Worker diploma program.

In her career as a leading educator and advanced practice social worker, Marilyn’s work has impacted professional training, development, and clinical practice provincially and nationally. She is first author of an influential clinical treatment manual (Structured Relapse Prevention) that continues to be used as a standardized, evidence-based addiction treatment model across Ontario and Nova Scotia. She also served as Executive Editor for the book Fundamentals of Addiction, which is a required text across numerous Canadian college and university diploma and degree programs, including Centennial’s Addiction and Mental Health Worker diploma program. She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has over 15 years of clinical practice and supervision in addictions/concurrent disorders treatment with individuals and groups.

Marilyn’s areas of interest include teaching and learning across all modes of delivery, interprofessional education research and evaluation, social media, and motivation and change. Since 2012 Marilyn has been blogging about education and teaching-related topics at www.educateria.com.