Our Team: Advisors

Isis Artze-VegaIsis Artze-Vega
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Valencia College

Isis Artze-Vega serves as college provost and vice president for academic affairs at Valencia College in Central Florida, a Hispanic-Serving Institution that serves about 70,000 students annually and has long been regarded one of the nation’s best community colleges. Learn More ▸
Rich BaraniukRich Baraniuk
Founder/Director, OpenStax, Rice University

Richard G. Baraniuk is the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, a member of the Digital Signal Processing and Machine Learning research groups, and the founder and director of OpenStax. Baraniuk is one of the founders of the open education movement that promotes the use of free and open-source-licensed open educational resources (OER). Learn More ▸
Chris DedeChris Dede
Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Learn More ▸
Meaghan DuffMeaghan Duff
Owner, Mercy Education Partners

Meaghan Duff, PhD, is owner and principal at Mercy Education Partners, a consulting firm serving higher education institutions, non-profit organizations and associations, and growth companies. Learn More ▸
RM. Omar FaisonM. Omar Faison
Associate Vice Provost for Research & Economic Development and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Virginia State University

As associate vice provost, M. Omar Faison works to (a) expand the research enterprise at Virginia State University, (b) facilitate internal and external partnerships for VSU faculty, (c) connect VSU to regional economic development initiatives, and (d) support the success of VSU’s graduate programs. Learn More ▸
Anastasia KitsantasAnastasia Kitsantas
Professor of Educational Psychology, George Mason University

Anastasia Kitsantas is a leading scholar on the development of self-regulation across diverse areas of human functioning, including academics, athletics, and health. She is particularly interested on the role of learning technologies in supporting student self-regulated learning. Learn More ▸
Tia Brown McNairTia Brown McNair
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Tia Brown McNair is the vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and executive director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC. Learn More ▸
Anna NeumannAnna Neumann
Professor of Higher Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Anna Neumann studies teaching in urban colleges and universities, with an eye toward improving first-generation students’ subject-matter learning in first- and second-year courses (in general/liberal education), and in post-graduate work (in law school). Learn More ▸
Karen StoutKaren Stout
President and CEO, Achieving the Dream

Since 2015, Karen A. Stout has served as president and CEO of Achieving the Dream (ATD), leading a national network of community colleges focused on whole-college transformation that directly addresses inequitable outcomes for students. Learn More ▸