Marni Baker Stein

Marni Baker Stein

Provost and chief academic officer at Western Governors University

Brief Biography

Marni Baker Stein is provost and chief academic officer at Western Governors University, where she leads WGU’s academic programs, faculty, and teams. She drives the university’s focus on student success.

Prior to WGU, she served as chief innovation officer for the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. She also worked as the senior associate dean of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, where she oversaw the school’s academic portfolio and was responsible for the development, design, and evaluation of all online and hybrid programs.

In August 2016, Stein was selected by the Department of Education to serve as a member of the National Technical Working Group charged with using technology to transform higher education through the expansion of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan.

Stein has a Ph.D. in teaching, learning, and curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania.

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