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Be A Force For Good



  • Doctor of Education - Higher Ed. Leadership - Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA

  • Education Specialist - Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA 

  • Master of Applied Sociology -  University of Central Florida, FL, USA

  • Bachelor of Sociology- Political Science - University of Central Florida, FL, USA 

  • Associate of Sociology - Miami Dade College, FL, USA   


Certifications & Lifelong Learning 


  • Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

  • Education Leadership Administration 

  • Social Sciences Teaching Certification

  • Certified Transformational Life Coach (NLP)

  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

  • Certified Yoga Teacher 300





  • Val Margarit Academy

  • Professor - Executive Education Leadership

  • Associate Dean of Academics

  • Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

  • Dissertation Committee Co-Chair-Adviser

  • Facilitator - Faculty Training and Development

  • Transformational Coach & Mentor

  • Best -Selling Author 

  • Advocate for Equity, Human Rights, Education

  • Mentor to First Generation Students/Leaders

Awards and Honors 


  • Distinguished Professor, 2020

  • Best Presentation Paper Award, ICCE, Dublin, Ireland, 2019

  • Teacher of the year - NDHS, 2009

  • Excellence in Education, The David & Annette Jorgensen Award, 2009

  • Outstanding Civic Service Law-Related Education, 2008

Peer-Reviewed Journal 



  • Margarit, V. (2014). The Relationship Between Selected Background, Financial, Academic, and Instructional Integration Variables and Timely Graduation at Community College. (Doctoral Dissertation). Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.




Book Chapter

  • Margarit, V. (2021). Transformative Teaching and Heutagogy. In S. Hase & Blaschke (Eds.), Unleashing the Power of Learner Agency. EdTech Books.


Contact Val 


I don't brag but my student do.

Dr. Val's influence is unparalleled. Her passion, knowledge, and the ability to simplify complex ideas make her a phenomenal leader. Her commitment to diverse perspectives is commendable.

Val is a true inspiration.



I've had the privilege of knowing Val for several years, and her influence is undeniable. Her unwavering dedication and commitment to student success, makes her a remarkable leader. She is a tireless advocate for positive change.


Val's leadership is a game-changer. Her strategic thinking, detailed approach, and visionary insights benefit every project she tackles. She is known for her resourcefulness, responsiveness, and dedication to improvement.


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