Martha M. Ellis, Ph.D. is President of Mellis LLC, a consulting firm bringing deep experience, substantive knowledge, and research-based innovation to leaders as they confront the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today and in the future. Ellis is the senior pathways lead for the Texas Success Center, Achieving the Dream Leadership Coach, and professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin.
Previously, Martha was Managing Director for the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Dana Center, Dr. Ellis was Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System. Martha has 35 years of experience in universities and community colleges in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma including two college presidencies, provost, chief information officer, graduate, and undergraduate dean, and faculty member. Ellis has won numerous teaching awards, has scholarly publications, and is an invited presenter at national conferences. Ellis was recognized by the U. S. Congress and Texas House of Representatives for her leadership in higher education.