top of page



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

  • Ed.S. Education Specialist - Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA 

  • M.A. Applied Sociology -  University of Central Florida, FL, USA

  • B.A. Sociology- Political Science - University of Central Florida, FL, USA 

  • A.A. Sociology - Miami Dade College, FL, USA   


Certifications & Lifelong Learning 


  • Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

  • Education Leadership Administration 

  • Social Sciences Teaching Certification

  • Certified Life Coach (NLP)

  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

  • Yoga Teacher





  • Founder - SelfMastery Academy

  • Professor - Executive Education Leadership

  • Associate Dean of Academics

  • Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

  • Professor - Sociology

  • Dissertation Committee Adviser

  • Facilitator - Faculty Training and Development

  • Transformational Coach & Mentor

  • Best -Selling Author 

  • Advocate for Equity, Human Rights, Education

  • Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Awards and Honors 


  • Distinguished Professor - Keiser 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.


Webinars & Workshops

SelfMastery Academy - Mind. Body. Heart.


Read Testimonials HERE


Contact Dr.Val HERE 


I’m very pleased to recommend Dr. Val Margarit. Val's training and workshops are unique. I’ve worked with her for the past two years and I've taken many of her seminars. Dr. Val's skills and leadership qualities would make her an invaluable addition to any university as a professor of education leadership position. Dr. Val is a highly valued professor to the university, and she has excellent communication skills, self-confidence, hard work, initiative, loyalty, dedication, proactively helpful, and a truly gifted educator. On a personal level, she’s charismatic and well-spoken, both qualities that have served her as an amazing empowered woman and a writer. In addition to her professional qualifications, Dr. Val has qualities that make her well-suited for leadership positions. She’s naturally fallen into the role of “point person” that many of us go to with questions. She’s not afraid to take risks and often suggests new directions to explore. She’s committed to quality, growth, and progress, and she inspires her colleagues to strive for the same. Dr. Val is a person with vision and amazing motivation skills.

Jakelin M.

Director of Student Services

bottom of page