Associate Professor of higher education at Arizona State University
Dr. Jeongeun Kim is an Associate Professor of higher education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She is a faculty affiliate with the Center for Organizational Research and Design, located in ASU's School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on how universities develop policies and practices in order to achieve quality, access, and affordability. Moreover, her work evaluates how changes in academic organizations and policies affect the experience and success of students and faculty who come from various backgrounds.
Dr. Kim has engaged with policy makers, institutional administrators and faculty in higher education in Latin America and Asia, on the topics of innovative practices, including the adoption of technology and online programs, in order to enhance access to higher education as well as teaching and learning and collegiate outcomes of undergraduate and graduate students. She studied Korean Language Education (BA) and Education (BA, MA) at Korea University, prior to her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Dr. Dongseok Kim is a professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea since 2017. At KDI School, he has been teaching economic growth, input-output analysis, and quantitative methodology. Before he joined KDI School, he was a fellow at the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a think tank for social and economic policy research, for 20 years, and worked in the fields of long-term forecasting, input-output analysis, and so on. He obtained his BA and MA in economics from Yonsei University in Korea and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in USA.
Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success and Executive Director, for the Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Karen manages a US network of public research universities committed to improving student success focused on enhancing teaching and learning. The PLC is committed to effective use of technology to scale improved learning. She also oversees several million-dollar adaptive courseware grants providing leadership and support to multiple public four-year universities. Karen previously served as a Vice Provost, at University of Maryland University College, the largest online public open access institution where she led innovations in adaptive learning, OER, student success and analytics. She has published extensively on online learning, analytics, and open educational resources.