Keynote Speaker: Andy Shean

Image of Andy Shean - Keynote speaker CONNECT 2016Keynote Speaker: Andy Shean

Dr. Andrew Shean is the Chief Academic Learning Officer for Bridgepoint Education where he now leads the centralization of resources across all Bridgepoint universities in collaboration with academic leaders to drive greater productivity related to learning resources in order to better position and deliver even HIGHER quality education through consistency of best practices in instructional design, innovative use of educational technology, and successful student outcomes. Previously, he was the Vice Provost of Curriculum and Innovation at Ashford University, where he was responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and direction for all academic and educational affairs of the University and related programs. Prior to assuming the position of Vice Provost, Dr. Shean was the Executive Dean of Ashford’s College of Education.

In 2014, Dr. Shean was selected to be one of six faculty that led the Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Education through Penn State World Campus in partnership with Sloan-C. This program is intended for a selective group of emerging leaders from online institutions. In the earlier stages of his career, Dr. Shean helped lead the Poway Unified School District’s initiative to develop an online education program. He also served as a high school English teacher where he was named the 2009 District Teacher of the Year. Dr. Shean currently serves on the board for Junior Achievement in San Diego and No Excuses University. He teaches in the doctoral programs at Brandman University and Alliant International University. Additionally, he serves on many dissertation committees and is highly involved in research and scholarship.

Dr. Shean earned his Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Management degree from Alliant International University. He holds an MA in Education and a BA in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.