Nina Huntemann, Director of Academics and research, edX
Nina Huntemann is leading cross institution faculty initiatives, developing curriculum strategies and providing pedagogical expertise, managing educational policy projects, and facilitating research across edX university partners. Nina has over 15 years of college-level teaching, program administration, and faculty development experience. Prior to joining edX, she was an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University in Boston. Nina received her Ph.D. in communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Yuanxia Ding, VP of Strategy, Business Operations, and Learning, Opportunity@Work
Opportunity@Work is a social enterprise seeking to rewiring the American labor market. There she leads strategy development and planning, ensures operational effectiveness, and promotes innovation and knowledge sharing. She was the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education under President Obama, where she provided counsel to Under Secretary Ted Mitchell regarding the Administration’s priorities in higher education, supervised the policy, communications, and operations staff working in the Office of the Under Secretary, and worked closely with senior staff throughout ED, the White House, and other agencies. Yuanxia led the design, launch, and implementation of several innovative projects in higher education, including the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment and the Competency-Based Education experiments. Prior to ED, Yuanxia led teams of consultants working in Education and Economic Development at McKinsey & Company and served on the management staff of Teach For America. Yuanxia holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nick Ducoff, VP for New Ventures, Northeastern University
Nick leads a cross- functional team to incubate new business ideas, diversify revenue streams, and advance a new model of higher education. Nick’s work at Northeastern has been recognized as a “disruptive innovation” by the Clayton Christensen Institute, and as a paragon of higher education innovation by the U.S. Department of Education in the National Educational Technology Plan.
Previously as Vice President at Boundless Learning, Nick helped grow the company to over 3 million students and educators at almost every college in the country. Boundless raised $10 million, was acquired in 2015, and is now part of Follett. Prior to Boundless, Nick co-founded Infochimps which was acquired by CSC in 2013 and is now DXC Big Data (NYSE:DXC). Nick has his J.D. from the University of Texas and was a corporate attorney at an international law firm.
Scott Klemmer, Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering, co-founder, Design Lab, UC San Diego
Scott served previously as Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, where he co-directed the HCI Group, held the Bredt Faculty Scholar chair, and was a founding participant in the d.school. He has a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown (with Graphic Design work at RISD), and a PhD in CS from Berkeley.
His former graduate students are leading professors (at Berkeley, CMU, UCSD, & UIUC), researchers (Google & Adobe), founders (including Instagram & Pulse), social entrepreneurs, and engineers. He helped introduce peer assessment to online education, and created the first such online course. More than 200,000 have signed up for his interaction design class & specialization. He has been awarded the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize, Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, and Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship. Nine of his papers were awarded best paper or honorable mention at top HCI venues. He is on the editorial board of HCI and TOCHI; was program co-chair for UIST, the CHI systems area, and HCIC; and serves on the Learning at Scale steering committee. He advises university design programs globally. Organizations worldwide use his group’s open-source design tools and curricula.