Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared every Thursday since 1991. He is co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry’s most prestigious annual conference D: All Things Digital and is co-executive editor of allthingsd.com, which extends the experience of the D conference to the Web. He also writes the Mossberg’s Mailbox column and edits the Mossberg Solution column in the Journal. The New York Times calls him a “protean critic of the new economy’s tools and toys.”
Joel Klein, CEO of Amplify and Executive Vice President in Office of the Chairman of News Corporation, is an education visionary and proven leader of change. Prior to this, Mr. Klein was Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a system of 1.1 million students, 136,000 employees, and a $22 billion budget. While there, he pioneered system-wide transformations that led to the opening of hundreds of new schools and increased New York City’s high school graduation rate by more than 40%. Mr. Klein also served as the former Chairman and CEO of the media company Bertelsmann, the Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Deputy White House Counsel to President Clinton. Mr. Klein graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty. In 1987, Mr. Summers became the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and the Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Jim Ambach currently serves as SVP, Product Management at CourseSmart. Jim previously served as vice president of product at Jigsaw.com, the world’s largest database of downloadable and complete contact and company information. He also held key leadership roles at eBay, Netscape and AOL. As a professional researcher at the University of Colorado’s Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, Jim co-authored a number of research grants and published research papers on using technology to build educational simulations. Jim has a degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.
James L. Applegate serves as Vice President for Program Development at the Lumina Foundation. In this role, he leads development of the Foundation’s funding programs supporting achievement of Lumina’s “Big Goal” to dramatically increase educational attainment in the U.S, especially for low income, first generation, minority, and adult students.
Prior to coming to Lumina in 2008, he served as Senior Fellow and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education from 1999 through 2008. Jim was also a Professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky. From 1984 until 1999 he was Chair of that Department. Jim earned his B.A from Georgetown College (KY) as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Illinois.
John Bailey is co-founder of Whiteboard Advisors where he currently serves as Senior Advisor and specializes in strategic consulting, policy counsel, and philanthropic advising. His expertise includes a wide range of issues, such as education, health care, technology, and telecommunications. Prior to founding Whiteboard Advisors, John served in a number of positions in the George W. Bush Administration working on education, healthcare, innovation, immigration, and labor policy. He most recently served in the White House as part of the President’s Domestic Policy Council where he was responsible for coordinating education and labor issues. John was also an ex-officio member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education in 2006. As the nation’s second Director of Educational Technology and Pennsylvania’s first Director of Educational Technology, he spearheaded the development of several initiatives to expand online learning and improve the use of technology and data in education. John Bailey now serves as the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now!.
Mohit Bhargava is President and Co-Founder of LearningMate, a global education technology company. After studying electronics and computer science at the University of Pune, he has spent his entire career in the education technology world. His current work relates to deep learner analytics, predictive models for student achievement, digital content deployment, mobilization and social constructivist learning processes. Prior to establishing LearningMate in 2001, he designed a learning model and an education intranet for over 100,000 students and got chalk on his coat teaching technology to business school students at the S.P. Jain Institute for Management and Research in Mumbai. Mohit is based in Vancouver, BC.
Susan E. Cates is Executive Director of MBA@UNC and President and Associate Dean of Executive Development at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Prior to joining UNC, Susan was a partner in a private equity firm focused on the education sector, and led acquisitions worldwide for a global portfolio company. Previously, she worked in the education sector as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and ThinkEquity Partners.
Sean M. Corcorran serves as General Manager of Steelcase Education Solutions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 2008 to 2011, Sean was Director of Product Development and Marketing for Steelcase Education Solutions. In this role, Sean was responsible for research, product development, and marketing of Steelcase products for secondary and higher education, including the new node™ classroom seating line.From 2005 to 2008, Sean was Vice President of Product Development for Vecta and PolyVision. In these positions, he was responsible for research and development of new education solutions including visual collaboration technologies, interactive whiteboards, and furniture, for classrooms and other learning environments. Before joining PolyVision and Vecta, Sean spent 16 years at IDEO, the world’s premier design and innovation professional services firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in design, engineering, product development, and innovation consulting.
As Chief Business Officer for Chegg, Anne Dwane is responsible for all of company’s lines of revenue. Anne joined Chegg with the acquisition of Zinch, which enabled millions of students showcase themselves as “more than test scores” to be matched with colleges, scholarships, grad schools and more. Previously, Anne co-founded Military.com to connect service members and veterans to benefits, including GI Bill and career networking. Military.com was acquired by Monster Worldwide, where she led affinity networks. Prior, Anne was in business development at Paul Allen’s Interval Research Corporation and in brand management for Nabisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & International Management from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Anne is co-author of Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age (Wiley 2011). She was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Rob Goldberg joined Promethean in 2006 and is Head of North American Markets. Most recently, he served as Head of North American Sales and Operations. Mr. Goldberg spent seven years in Apple’s Education Division, where he held several senior leadership positions driving large initiatives and leading sales teams. He began his career in the power generation industry, where he spent fourteen years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Elliott Corporation. During that time, he held a variety of leadership positions in the nuclear and fossil business segments including marketing, large project management, business development and sales. Mr. Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Duquesne University.
Recognized as an e-learning pioneer, Jinny Goldstein is President of The Goldstein Education Group, which provides strategic planning and implementation guidance at the intersection of technology and K20 education. Goldstein conceived of and launched HigherEdTECH in 2010 as a unique gathering of visionaries and leaders in education and technology. She previously served as PBS Senior Vice President for Education, where she was responsible for the launching of such cutting-edge, technology-based services as TeacherLine, LiteracyLink and the Adult Learning Service; she was the founding President/CEO of PBS The Business Channel, a joint-venture of PBS and The Williams Company; and was Vice President for Education and Strategy of Smarterville, LLC, a division of Educate, Inc. She serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Teachers College, Columbia University, the Steering Committee of NYU-DC, the Advisory Board of The Léman Manhattan Preparatory School and the Board of Learn/Lead.
Mike has been a pioneer in the development of innovative legal, financial and regulatory approaches that have allowed for the explosive growth of online learning. As head of the Higher Education practice at the Washington, DC law firm of Dow Lohnes he has been involved in the planning, financing, implementation and operation of many of the seminal online learning enterprises, such as Western Governors University, National Technological University, MERLOT, eCornell, 2U (formerly 2Tor), Minerva, Rio Salado Community College, Excelsior College, Union Institute, Drexel eLearning, Collegis, UMUC and EDx. He has long served as General Counsel to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) as well as in the past as general counsel of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). He is the author of the chapter on Legal Issues in the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning as well as many papers and chapters in professional journals and publications, and he is a frequent speaker on new developments in the online field.
Prior to joining Dow Lohnes in 1978 to organize the firm’s higher education industry practice, he was Assistant City Administrator and Director of University Relations in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, and then served Associate Vice Chancellor for Urban and Governmental Affairs and Associate Professor of Urban Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University.
Mike is a graduate of CornellUniversityand of the New York University School of Law, and was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Urban and Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Cable Green is the Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. Cable works with the global open community to leverage open licensing, open content, open policies, and the affordances of digital things to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world. Cable is a strong advocate for open policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them. Previously, as Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, he led a project to build and share highest enrolled courses under a CC BY license, now called the “Open Course Library.”
Kenneth C. Green (Casey) is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of computing, eLearning, and information technology in American higher education. The project is widely cited as a definitive source for data, information, and insight about IT planning and policy issues affecting US colleges and universities. Green is the author or editor of a dozen books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries in academic and professional publications. He received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. Inside Higher Education publishes Green’s blog, Digital Tweed.
Babur Habib, who holds a PhD in Semiconductor physics from Princeton University, is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Kno, where he oversees technology development for multiple devices and platforms. Prior to Kno Babur had a successful career in geeking out by designing embedded processors at Philips Semiconductors and Intel, where he worked on the Pentium II and at Exponent, a high-technology consulting firm, where he assisted startup and Fortune 500 companies in implementing technology strategies. In earlier days he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, where he developed his interest in the role of science in government policy. His passion for avoiding the working world by spending decades in college and postgraduate programs to obtain a medley of hard to pronounce degrees translates well to Kno’s mission for making education more efficient.
Scott Hasbrouck is the CEO of two successful edtech startups. Ginkgotree, Inc., launched just a few months ago, is already changing the way course materials are created, assembled, and used. He’s also at the helm of the popular tablet note taking app, PaperDesk, which he launched just as he was graduating from college. Born in Jackson, MI, he stayed local and earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Spring Arbor University. Scott and his wife now live in Ann Arbor, MI where they run Ginkgotree in a small team of four. He enjoys cycling, local food, travel, and staying involved in the Ann Arbor tech scene.
Heather Hiles is Founder and CEO of Pathbrite. She has committed her life to closing the education and employment achievement gaps for youth and adults. Her leadership experience spans more than 20 years, during which she founded and led several private and public sector organizations. Her roster of leadership roles includes: Commissioner, San Francisco Unified School District; Executive Director of Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2); CEO of Hiles Group (a philanthropy consultancy firm); Co-Founder of EARN (Individual Development Accounts program); CEO of SFWorks (NGO to place women from welfare into careers); and COO of Break the Cycle (K-3rd grade tutorial program). Heather received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her MBA from Yale University.
John C Ittelson is Professor Emeritus, California State University Monterey Bay. John currently serves as Liaison for the California Virtual Campus . During his career he has had the opportunity to share his vision on emerging technologies and new concepts such as online-learning, ePortfolios and learning outcome assessments. He and his co-authors just completed, “Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors”. John serves as the co-facilitator of the EPAC (Electronic Portfolio Action Committee), a national group focused on using ePortfolios. He is also the co-chair of the Academic ePortfolio Workgroup for the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). He sits on the Board of Access Monterey Peninsula Cable Consortium, the California ASCD and the National Board of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CLIC). John is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Adobe Educational Leader.
The Board of Trustees hired Dwight D. Jones as superintendent of the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest district, in December, 2010. Jones initiated a progressive school reform agenda to raise the academic bar and ensure all of Clark County’s 311,000 students are “Ready by Exit” for a career or post-secondary education.
Jones implemented a growth model to better track progress individual students make in the classroom. He unveiled the School Performance Framework, a first-in-the-nation system that awards schools between one and five stars based on the school’s academic achievement, school climate and more. The “Reclaim Your Future” campaign, which works one-on-one with at-risk seniors, has put about 2,000 seniors in danger of dropping out back on the path to a diploma.
Jones was previously Colorado’s state education commissioner, and has a background serving at all levels of the school system – superintendent, principal and teacher.
Stephen J. Laster is chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education . He is responsible for creating compelling student experiences, and developing breakthrough teaching and learning solutions. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, he led Intelligent Solutions, LLC, a firm that engages with universities and businesses to leverage their digital technology and collaborative tools. At the same time, he served as the chief information and technology officer of the Harvard Business School and as a member of the HBS administrative leadership team, overseeing the school’s academic, research and administrative computing teams. Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Laster held several leadership positions at Babson College. He is a former trustee of Babson College and on the board of the Sloan Consortium for Online Learning. Mr. Laster holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Doug Lederman is co-editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site’s editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.
Matt MacInnis is Inkling’s Chief Executive Officer. He founded Inkling in 2009 on a mission to rethink the way people learn using technology, a journey that began with the textbook, but has led to much more. Today, Inkling is defining a new medium for publishers and consumers alike. Before founding Inkling, Matt spent eight years at Apple, beginning in marketing, moving into product, and then running Apple’s education market development team in Asia for over two years, based in Beijing. After helping to grow Apple’s business in the region, Matt was called back to Apple’s California headquarters to coordinate Apple’s growth in education globally. A native of northeastern Canada, Matt earned a degree in Electrical Engineering with a Citation in Mandarin Chinese from Harvard University. Both Matt and Inkling are based in San Francisco.
Vineet Madan has worked on and led many aspects of McGraw-Hill Education’s digital transformation ranging from business and product strategy through establishing new sales channels, partnerships and business models. Additionally, he has represented McGraw-Hill’s venture investments in Inkling and HotChalk and has been on the board of the education division of the Software Information Industry Association since 2010. He is a noted speaker on the digital evolution of education and has appeared in television, radio and print coverage of this arena. He previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing on issues of innovation and strategic business transformation. Earlier, he served in a variety of operating roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He has both a BS and MBA from Columbia University and has completed the High Potentials Leadership program at Harvard.
Robbie K. Melton serves as the Tennessee Board of Regents system level Associate Vice Chancellor for overseeing the mission and initiatives for strategic mobilization planning (smart phone, tablets, laptops), business models, quality assurances, faculty and student use of mobilization related to teaching, learning, training, workforce, quality standards, research, product testing, pilots and IT security safety networks for the enhancement of students engagement, retention, and outcomes. She has published and presented around the world regarding the impact and value of mobilization for education and the workforce. Melton has acquired a new distinction as the world’s first “Appologist” due to her study of the pedagogy of teaching and learning with mobilization and her creation of a Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center of 60,000+ apps that have been aligned with over one hundred and twenty-five subject areas from PreK to Ph.D. www.TBRMobile.org
Andrew Ng is a Co-founder of Coursera, and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford. In 2011, he taught an online Machine Learning class that was offered to over 100,000 students. This led to the founding of Coursera, which partners with top universities such as Princeton, Stanford, Caltech, Columbia, Penn, and others, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Coursera provides technology to enable the best professors to teach courses with enrollments in the tens of thousands, and aims to give anyone in the world access to a high quality education, for free. With 33 university partners, about 200 courses, and about 1.6 million students, Coursera is currently the largest MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses) platform.
Candice Carpenter Olson is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of The Fullbridge Program, a revolutionary business boot camp for high-performing college and graduate students worldwide, giving them the skills to make a significant contribution to the workplace on day one.
Prior to founding The Fullbridge Program, in addition to holding new business positions at Time Warner and American Express, Candice was the Co-founder and Chief Executive of iVillage.com, which was a pioneer in online social networks for parenting, health, and other topics of interest to busy women. She led the company from 1994 until 2001 and was one of the first women in the U.S. to lead an IPO. NBC purchased iVillage.com in 2006 for $600 million.
Chip Paucek is 2U’s Co-founder and CEO. After graduating from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political communication, Paucek founded Cerebellum Corporation, the company behind the award-winning educational Standard Deviants television program. After leading Cerebellum, Paucek co-managed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski. Paucek then returned to education as CEO of Hooked on Phonics and expanded access by bringing it from infomercial sales to distribution across major U.S. retailers. His work at 2U earned him the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 Award, and in 2012 he was invited to be on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills. When not 2Uing, Paucek is most likely on his boat in the Chesapeake Bay. Chip is currently obtaining his MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Jon Phillips is the director for Dell Global Education. In this role, he leads the global strategy for Dell’s education services and solutions. Working as part of Dell’s team of education experts he helps to create technology solutions specifically designed to personalize learning for students and to increase efficiency in schools and universities around the world. He also leads operations management, product development and go-to-market strategies across the education business.
Prior to Dell, Phillips worked at McMillan Publishing, a division of Pearson Education and Course Technology a Cengage Learning educational technology group. He is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience successfully helping organizations with business strategy and operational execution.
David Puttnam is the present Chancellor of the Open University, following ten years as Chancellor of The University of Sunderland. Previously, he was an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars. He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy in education, the environment, and creative communications. Among many endeavors, he founded the National Teaching Awards and served as the first Chair of the General Teaching Council. He was also the founding Chair of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Lord Putnam was awarded a knighthood in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997. He has been the recipient of more than 40 honorary degrees from Universities in the UK and overseas.
Seth Reynold’s experience spans the K-12, post-secondary, and corporate training sectors. He advises clients on strategy development, operational improvement, performance management, investment due diligence, and new venture creation. His clients include a range of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, school districts, universities, governments, and the world’s largest foundations.
David Sanchez leads Product Development and Platform Partnerships for Education Elements. David brings over 15 years of experience developing technology products and services that deliver transformational user experiences. Most recently he held product and marketing strategy roles for Jawbone, the leading innovator in mobile lifestyle electronics and Tellme, a platform-as-service pioneer and leader in voice recognition services that was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. David began his career with Accenture where he was a founding member of the Strategic Alliances and Channels practice and spearheaded its growth worldwide through long-term assignments in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Spain.
Mark Sarver is the CEO of eduKan, a consortium of colleges delivering online education. His prior experience in Advancement and Enrollment Management informs his expertise in higher education strategy and spans virtually all aspects of institutional management, including marketing and financial analysis.He has created, taught, and administered courses in leadership, organizational behavior, accounting, international business marketing and management for universities and community colleges around the country. Sarver has assisted faculty and administrators in conceptualizing and designing online courses given direction to schools for designing program assessment policies. His leadership experience bridges academic sectors that range from private to public colleges and universities to for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. He is a recognized speaker on educational innovation, emerging analytics-driven content, and engaging minorities in education through technology, and is considered an educational futurist.
As Senior Vice President of Samsung Media Solutions Center America (MSCA), Curtis Sasaki oversees the development of Samsung’s media services that work with Samsung Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices to deliver the best apps and content to the connected consumer. In his current role, Curtis leads the Innovation Lab, a team that focuses on developing pioneering cloud services, as well as the North American Content Services team, which focuses on content partnerships and strategic partner relations. Curtis has appeared at a number of prestigious conferences as keynote/invited speaker including CES, JavaOne Conference, RIM Developers Conference, and Sun Conferences. He is the recipient of more than 7 patents for innovative technologies.
Mike Sharkey is the Director of Academic Analytics for the Apollo Group. Mike has been with the Apollo Group (and its flagship institution, the University of Phoenix) since 2002. He has served in a variety of roles all focusing on learning tools and technologies. His current role involves utilizing data analysis and predictive analytics in order to help improve student outcomes. Mike is also a part-time instructor at the university teaching courses in technical communications and business. Prior to joining the Apollo Group, Mike was a manager for Deloitte Consulting in their high-tech manufacturing practice. Mike has presented at Educause, AEI, Sloan, and the Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference covering various topics in academic technology. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Lafayette College and an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Peter P. Smith is the Senior Vice President of Academic Strategies for Kaplan Higher Education Group. He is responsible for the development of mid-term strategies and program development. He is the former Assistant Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and served as the founding President of California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB). In 1989, he was elected as a representative from Vermont to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor from 1982-1986. Peter is the author of the critically acclaimed The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America and Harnessing America’s Wasted Talent: A New Ecology of Learning.
Joann Spyker is the Vice President Field Sales and Higher Education for Copia Interactive LLC, the highly innovative, multi-platform social reading ecosystem. She has been instrumental in securing content distribution relationships with groups that directly serve over 60% of the US college population. Before joining Copia, Spyker built a successful sales and marketing strategy consulting practice, with projects that included the launch of a digital content/ebook business. She also held positions within Ingram Book Group, the nation’s largest book distributor, where as Vice President of Sales she drove Ingram’s significant growth in the higher education and Independent bookstore markets.
Candace Thille is the Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University, a position she has held since the program’s inception in 2002. Candace’s focus is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments. Candace serves as a redesign scholar for the NCAT; as a Fellow of International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the technical advisory committee for the AAU STEM initiative; and on the Global Executive Advisory board for HP’s Catalyst Initiative. She has served on the working group at the U.S. Department of Education to co-author the ‘National Education Technology Plan’ and on a working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to write the ‘Engage to Excel’ report for the Obama Administration on improving STEM in higher education.
Audrey Watters is a writer who has worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, Audrey decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Edutopia, MindShift, Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed, The School Library Journal, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.
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