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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


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


Deb Eldridge

DEBORAH ELDRIDGE, ED.D.
Director of Academic Engagement

Dr. Deborah Eldridge serves as Director of Academic Engagement for Western Governors University.

Teacher Evaluation | Early Literacy | Teacher Education | Accreditation | Curriculum Design | Higher Education | Teaching | Multilingual Education | Alternative Routes to Licensure


Debbie Fowler

DEBBIE FOWLER
Senior Vice President, Student Success

Debbie Fowler serves as Senior Vice President of Student Success at Western Governors University.

Student Lifecycle and Curriculum | Leadership and Team Building | Research and Data-Analysis | Course Evaluation and Operations | Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) | Admissions Standards


Annalisa Holcombe

ANNALISA HOLCOMBE
President, WGU Advancement

Annalisa Holcombe serves as President of WGU Advancement — the official fundraising arm of WGU Western Governors University.

Fundraising and Development | Community Relations | Alumni Relations | Strategic Planning | Professional Mentoring and Coaching | College and University Governance


Jan Jones-Schenk

JAN JONES-SCHENK, DHSC, RN, NE-BC
Senior Vice President , College of Health Professions

Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk serves as Senior Vice President for Western Governors University’s College of Health Professions.

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


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


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


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


Mark Milliron

MARK MILLIRON 
Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of Teachers College

Dr. Mark Milliron serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College for Western Governors University.

Education Futures | Education Technology | Analytics | Student Success Strategies | Next-Generation Teaching | Leadership, Innovation | Competency-Based Education | P-20 & Workforce Ecosystems | Philanthropy in Education


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


Natalie Murray

NATALIE MURRAY
Vice President, Student Experience

Natalie Murray serves as the Vice President for Student Experience at Western Governors University.

Program Strategy | Design, Development, Evaluation | Education Learning Technology | Student Lifecycle and Curriculum | Product Design & Development | Product Implementation | Curriculum Development and Design | Practical Learning | Innovation | Leadership and Team Building | Research and Data-Analysis | Project Budget and P&L


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.

College Readiness | Social-Emotional Learning | Adult Education | Distance Learning | Higher Education | Leadership | Marketing | E-Learning | Marketing Strategy