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Dr. Karen Baldeschwieler

Senior Advisor
Karen has 25 years of experience developing innovative, technology-enabled learning and support systems. Most recently, Karen was SVP of Academic Affairs for UniversityNow, a social venture that is building a network of competency-based online universities. Prior to that role, she was Chief Academic Officer of the Los Angeles Film School, where she led the development of interactive degree programs in film, animation, recording engineering, and game development. Karen has launched and managed online and hybrid higher education programs serving more than 2,500 faculty and 40,000 students across 60 campus locations. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, an MA in English from the University of California at Irvine, and a BA in English from Harvard University.