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Our experts are available to respond to qualified inquiries from journalists, conference organizers and more. Expert profiles below contain detailed biographical information and media files to help you find the most relevant expert for your needs. On Deadline? If you are a journalist please inform us of deadline requests and we will respond promptly.

Scott Pulsipher

SCOTT D. PULSIPHER
President

Scott Pulsipher serves as President of Western Governors University, leading all academic and organizational functions.

Tech Education | Disruptive Innovation | Higher Education Access | Higher Education Innovation | E-Commerce | Product Management  | Strategy


Marni Baker-Stein

MARNI BAKER STEIN, PH.D.
Provost, Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Marni Baker Stein serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Western Governors University, developing and implementing programs that improve student access and success in higher education.

Competency-based Education | Innovation | Higher Education | E-Learning | Instructional Design | Distance Learning | Leadership


Bob Collins

BOB COLLINS
Vice President, Financial Aid

Bob Collins serves as Vice President of Financial Aid at Western Governors University.

Financial Literacy | Student Debt | Leadership | Higher Education | Student Financial Aid | Responsible Borrowing


Rashmi Prasad

RASHMI PRASAD, PH.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Business

Dr. Rashmi Prasad serves as Dean and Academic Vice President for Western Governors University's College of Business.

Corporate Social Responsibility | Economic & Financial Data | Business | Teaching | Research | Public Speaking | Big Data & Analytics


Jan Jones-Schenk

JAN JONES-SCHENK, DHSC, RN, NE-BC
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Health Professions

Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk serves as Academic Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Western Governors University’s College of Health Professions.

Social & Emotional Learning | Public Speaking | Nursing Education | Health Education | Healthcare | Nurse Leadership


Elke Leeds

ELKE M. LEEDS, PH.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of IT

Dr. Elke Leeds serves as Dean and Academic Vice President for Western Governors University’s College of Information Technology.

Information Technology | E-Learning | Distance Learning | Leadership | Cybersecurity


Deb Eldridge

DEBORAH ELDRIDGE, ED.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, Teachers College

Dr. Deborah Eldridge serves as Academic Vice President for Western Governors University’s Teachers College.

Teacher Evaluation | Early Literacy | Teacher Education | Accreditation | Curriculum Design | Higher Education | Teaching | Multilingual Education


Jason Levin

JASON LEVIN
Vice President, Institutional Research

Jason Levin serves as Vice President of Institutional Research at Western Governors University.

Learning Sciences | Leadership | Competency-based Education | Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery | Data Analytics | Data Warehousing


Sarah DeMark

SARAH DEMARK, PH.D.
Vice President, Program Development

Sarah DeMark serves as Vice President of Academic Programs at Western Governors University.

Competency-based Education | Innovative Learning and Assessment Models | Strategic & Analytical Leadership | Driver of Learning & Business Outcomes


David Morales

DAVID MORALES
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology

David Morales serves as CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology at Western Governors University.

Product and Process Development | Education Technology | Cloud Applications


Pat Partridge

PATRICK PARTRIDGE
President of WGU Academy

Pat Partridge serves as President of WGU Academy, specializing in college readiness, workforce development and employee upskilling, and innovation in higher education.

Adult Education | Distance Learning | Higher Education | Leadership | Marketing | E-Learning | Marketing Strategy


Joann Kozyrev

JOANN KOZYREV
Vice President, Design and Development

Joann Kozyrev serves as Vice President of Design and Development at Western Governors University.

Competency-Based Program Design | Design Thinking in Program Design | Optimized Learner Pathways | Activity-Driven Design | Teaming and Communication for Curricular Change | Credential Design | Stackable Credentials | Skills-Driven Design | Delivering Value in Online Learning