The Digital Leadership Network:

A collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and their influence and impact on students, educators, and society.

Our goal is to:

Unify and collaborate with other higher ed professionals interested in the intersection of Leadership and Digital Communication Tools.

Our Founding Team

Dr. Josie Ahlquist, Founder


JOSIE AHLQUIST is an independent speaker, consultant and author on digital leadership in higher education. She also serves as research associate at Florida State University teaching undergraduate and masters courses based in technology and leadership. Her research and writing can be found in the Handbook of Student Affairs Administration textbook, The Journal of Leadership Studies, and New Directions in Student Services, “Engaging the Digital Generation” volume.  For the third year in a row, she has been named to the “Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech Magazine.  Her podcast, Josie & The Podcast was featured by The Chronicle of Higher Ed as a podcast to subscribe to.

You can connect with Josie on the following platforms: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube. You can find her blogging and podcasting at www.josieahlquist.com.

Christina Ferrari, co-founder


CHRISTINA M. FERRARI is a leadership educator whose passion is extending the learning process outside the classroom and into the community. Her expertise in service-learning and leadership education drives her interest in digital leadership development, as the world grows more socially aware and interconnected. Currently, Christina serves as the Assistant Director of Student Life at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

Follow Christina on TwitterInstagram Facebook and add her on LinkedIn!

Courtney Pearson

HeadshotPEARSON serves as a Program Coordinator for New Student & Family Programs at Florida State University working with Orientation Leaders and family programming. Pearson is also a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at FSU. Her interests include Black identity development and digitized development.

Connect with Pearson on Twitter and Instagram and  LinkedIn.

Matt Nazario-Miller

Matt Nazario-MillerMATT NAZARIO-MILLER is a digital media and student affairs practitioner with a focus on higher education marketing and communications. His specialty is in social media marketing, which pairs well with his interest in digital communities, online networking and identity. Matt currently serves as the Social Media Specialist in Student Affairs Marketing and Communications at the University of California, Davis.

Connect with Matt on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or his website.

tyler miller, co-founder


TYLER MILLER, is Assistant Director of Housing at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has over twenty years of professional experience in the housing realm and is currently serving as the President-Elect for the Western Association of College and University Housing Officers (WACUHO).  He is also a member of geekEd., a consortium of Higher Education Professionals who do workshops and panels on geek (not greek) culture and higher education, including yearly panels at San Diego Comic-Con.

Connect with Tyler on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram!

Cidnye Weimer, co-founder


CIDNYE WEIMER, is a second-year graduate student in the College Student Personnel program at Ohio University. She currently serves as the Campus Programming Graduate assistant in the Campus Involvement Center and is the advisor to the University Program Council (UPC). Cidnye found a passion for all things digital technology as an undergraduate Public Relations major in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is now on a journey of combining her love for digital technology with her love for student affairs.

Find Cidnye on the following platforms: Twitter,  LinkedIn,  Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Interested in joining the network? Head to our contact page to submit your information.


The Digital Leadership Network (DLN) is a platform for education and technology professionals to share ideas and provide resources. While we at DLN share a common interest in supporting students through the use of technology and engaging in digital leadership, the blog posts on this site are not reflective of the DLN’s views or opinions. Our posts and content follows the guidelines below:

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  • This is a professional network of individuals aiming to improve the way student engagement is implemented on digital platforms. While we specialize or work in areas that use technology in our roles, we do not claim to be experts as this field is rapidly expanding and evolving.

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