University Advisory Board

The edX University Advisory Board is made up of senior academic leaders from edX's global university partners. They serve as the chief advisory body to edX CEO Anant Agarwal.
 

Malte Brettel

Vice-Rector for Industry Relations, RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel is Professor for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University and adjunct professor for entrepreneurship at WHU – Otto-Beisheim-School of Management, Germany. His areas of research interest include entrepreneurial management and development, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and innovation management. He has published several books as well as in many academic journals, such as in the Strategic Management Journal, theJournal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Marketing Letters, and has presented his research at leading international conferences. Besides his academic career Malte has co-founded several of his own companies, has served as managing director in these companies and is an active business angel. Currently Malte Brettel is also serving as a Vice-Rector for Industry Relations at RWTH Aachen University.
Robert L. Caret

Robert L. Caret

Chancellor, The University System of Maryland

Dr. Robert L. Caret assumed the Chancellorship of the University System of Maryland (USM) on July 1, 2015. Prior to that, he served as President of the 5-campus University of Massachusetts system since January 2011. Dr. Caret served as President of Towson University (2003-2011) and San Jose State University (1995-2003), successfully presiding over periods of significant growth at both universities. Prior to his presidencies, he served as a faculty member, dean, executive vice president, and provost at Towson. As president of the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Caret established himself as a spokesperson on the pressing issues of college affordability and student debt, calling for Massachusetts and states across the nation to rededicate themselves to their public universities. In addition, he served on the boards of several organizations, including the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Nationally, Caret serves on the American Council on Education and National Association of System Heads boards. He also is a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board and the Government University Industry Research Roundtable. Caret holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Suffolk University in Boston.

Alan M. Garber

Alan M. Garber

Provost, Harvard University

Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D., is Provost of Harvard University and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Harvard School of Public Health. Before becoming the Provost at Harvard, he was a professor of medicine and of economics at Stanford University, where he taught at the medical and business schools and directed the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research.
Robert M. Groves

Robert M. Groves

Provost, Georgetown University

Robert M. Groves is a social statistician who studies the impact of social cognitive and behavioral influences on the quality of statistical information. Prior to joining Georgetown as provost he was director of the US Census Bureau (presidential appointment with Senate confirmation), a position he assumed after being director of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, professor of sociology, and research professor at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, elected member of the International Statistical Institute, elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies.
Peter Høj, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Høj

President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Høj, M.Sc., Ph.D., was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland in October 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of South Australia from 2007 to 2012. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council from 2004 to 2007, and Managing Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, based in Adelaide, from 1997 to 2004. Høj is a board member of CSIRO and was until recently Deputy Chair of Universities Australia. Høj has served as a private member of the Prime Minister's Science Engineering and Innovation Council and as an ex-officio member.
Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Australian National University

Marnie Hughes-Warrington has strategic and operational oversight of academic affairs at ANU, ranging from education philanthropy, elearning, programs and student residential accommodation. Trained in the fields of philosophy, history and education at the University of Tasmania and Oxford University, she has been awarded $18M AUD in grants and is writing her seventh book. In 2008 she was recognised as Australian University Teacher of the Year. She is Chair of the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching grants panel, Chair of the Tuckwell Scholarships Board, and National Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships Australia.
Barthelemy Jobert

Barthelemy Jobert

President, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Barthelemy Jobert, M.A., Ph.D., is an art history Professor at Paris-Sorbonne and its president since 2012. He was Vice President of its Scientific Advisory Board from 2008 to 2012, and since spring 2010, he had served as Professor in charge of Research Policy within the framework of Sorbonne Universités. He is  also the Vice-President of the Committe of French Research Universities. He specializes in the art of 19th century Europe and has curated exhibitions in various institutions in France and abroad, including  the Louvre Museum, National Library of France, Museum of Grenoble and more. He serves as a board member on the International University Campus in Paris,  the French House in Oxford Committee, the French Center of the University of Saarbrücken and holds additional board and jury appointments as well.
 
Catherine P. Koshland

Catherine P. Koshland

Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering

Catherine P. Koshland is the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering. She is a professor in the School of Public Health and in the Energy and Resources Group. She served as Board Chair or Co-Chair on the Haverford College Board of Managers from 2007-2014. At Berkeley, she has operational oversight of several units that support student academic development, and faculty work including Berkeley’s efforts in technology enhanced instruction, and the development of on-line and blended instruction. She serves as convener for the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Initiative and currently chairs, co-chairs, or serves in a member role on several university committees aimed at improving core areas of the undergraduate academic experience. As a STEM researcher and educator, she was founding member of the International Congress on Toxic Combustion Byproducts, served as Associate Director of the UC Berkeley National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Superfund Basic Research Program (1997-2015) and served on the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute.
William McRaven

William McRaven

Chancellor, The University of Texas System

Bill McRaven, who recently retired as a four-star admiral after 37 years as a Navy SEAL, became Chancellor of The University of Texas System in January 2015. Recognized as a national authority on U.S. foreign policy, he has advised the president, secretary of defense, and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He served as primary author of the President’s first National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism and also drafted the National Security Presidential Directive-12 (U.S. Hostage Policy) and the counter-terrorism policy for President George W. Bush’s National Security Strategy. In 2011, McRaven was the first runner-up for Time magazine’s Person of the Year and was named Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. During his military career, McRaven worked extensively with leaders on Capitol Hill to shape policy issues regarding educational initiatives, health and welfare of special operations families and operational employment of U.S. Special Operations Forces around the world. McRaven graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a degree in journalism and received his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey in 1991. In 2012, the Texas Exes honored McRaven with a Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

Jean Morrison

University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

Jean Morrison, M.S., Ph.D., is University Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University. She provides leadership for the University’s overall academic, budgetary and planning processes and oversight of its academic programs, research, global programs, enrollment and student affairs. A professor in the Department of Earth & Environment, she has led key efforts to enhance BU’s academic quality and global competitiveness, including a University-wide process for academic program review, strengthening of graduate education, and new programming to advance digital learning. Before becoming provost at BU, she was a professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California, and served in a variety of leadership roles there including Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
 
Anka Mulder

Anka Mulder

Vice President for Education and Operations, Delft University of Technology

Anka Mulder, Drs., has served as Vice President for Education and Operations at TU Delft since April 2013. She studied History at the University of Groningen, where she later lectured in International Relations. After having worked in Brussels and Vienna for a number of years, in 1996 she took up a post as Head of Department at the ROI, an institute for education, coaching and consultancy for public administration. From November 2004 to April 2013, she fulfilled the position of Director of Education and Student Affairs (E&SA) at TU Delft. In 2008, she became a member of the Board of the International OpenCourseWare Consortium and from 2011 to 2013 she was the OpenCourseWare Consortium President.
Angela Redish

Angela Redish

Provost and Vice-President Academic, The University of British Columbia

Angela Redish, M.A., Ph.D., is a Professor of Economics and the Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Redish served as the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Enrolment and Academic Facilities from 2012. As Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts at UBC, Dr. Redish taught at UBC for nearly 30 years. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and her subsequent research studied the evolution of the European and North American monetary and banking systems. She served as Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada in 2000-2001, and continues to be active in monetary policy debates. Her teaching has been mainly in the areas of economic history, monetary and macro-economics.
Martin A. Schmidt, Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Martin A. Schmidt

Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Martin A. Schmidt, S.M., Ph.D., is Provost of MIT. A member of the MIT faculty since 1988, Provost Schmidt has been a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.  From 1999 to 2006, he served as the Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT, and Associate Provost from 2008 to 2013.  His teaching and research is in the areas of micro and nanofabrication of sensors, actuators and electronic devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), design of micromechanical sensors and actuators, and micro/nanofabrication technology.  He is the co-author of more than 80 journal publications and 120 peer-reviewed conference proceedings.  He is also an inventor on more than 30 issued U.S. patents.