Rob Schadt

robRob Schadt was born and raised in a small town called Jeffersonville in Sullivan County, New York. He has worked in Boston institutions of higher learning for most of his career.  He has graduate degrees in Sociology and Education and has specialized in teaching and learning as well as the integration of instructional technology. In March 2016 he retired from the Boston University School of Public Health where he worked for 19 years directing the Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology. He has provided educational consulting in India and Tanzania over the past 15 years. He also directs Africa Exchange Project, a non-profit cultural excchange program.The project provides fresh water wells, educational assistance, and support for the health dispensary in the rural village of Pomerini in central Tanzania.

Rob and his wife Mattie live in lovely setting bordering the Ashland Town Forest. It reminds him of his childhood where his house backed up to a vast (at least it felt that way) tract of woods and fields. He relaxes by watching the birds, reading, playing guitar, and working around the house on various landscape projects and gardening. His Japanese garden weaves spirituality into his physical and emotional landscape.

Rob counts his family among his many blesings. His wife Mattie, who runs her own private recruiting business, is his partner and best friend. His children, Andy and Emily, live in San Diego and Boston respectively.