As Global Learning Shifts Entirely Online, edX Promotes Dr. Nina Huntemann to Vice President of Learning

Thursday, May 14, 2020


As Global Learning Shifts Entirely Online, edX Promotes Dr. Nina Huntemann to Vice President of Learning  

Key Addition to Executive Team Will Further edX’s Vision of Modular, Stackable Learning as a Solution for Schools, Corporations and Learners

Cambridge, MA —, the trusted platform for learning, today announced the promotion of Dr. Nina Huntemann to Vice President of Learning. As the global learning landscape quickly adapts in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Huntemann's addition to the executive team will further enable edX to support institutions—both academic and corporate—implementing online learning strategies that maintain learning and business continuity.

In her new role, Huntemann will define and drive edX’s instructional and pedagogical strategy to maximize the capabilities of the edX platform and continue to improve learner outcomes. During her five years at edX, Huntemann, formerly Senior Director of Academics and Research, has played a leading role in creating groundbreaking and credit-grade credentials in the MicroMasters® programs and MicroBachelors® programs, and defining quality learning at scale for Master’s degrees on edX. Prior to joining edX, Huntemann was a tenured college professor with over 15 years of teaching, program administration and faculty development experience in higher education.

edX has pioneered innovation in online learning and research since its founding in 2012. The Learning team, which Huntemann heads, includes experts in corporate learning, postsecondary and adult education learning design and learning science. This group provides consultative services to edX partners, and is a leader in the global online teaching and learning community.

edX is here to support universities and colleges that are new to online teaching and learning with a new initiative that includes an event series and the launch of edX Online Campus. Huntemann, with edX CEO and Founder Anant Agarwal, will head up the first event, Teaching Online for Absolute Beginners.

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Dr. Nina Huntemann, Vice President, Learning, edX — “When I joined edX in 2015, I was energized by the opportunity to innovate and improve teaching and learning on a global scale, working with edX partners and our team to bring high-quality learning experiences to more people than I could ever teach or mentor on campus. Today, I am even more excited. As teaching and learning moves online for more people and organizations around the world, I look forward to working closely with the executive team to drive our vision and mission forward.”

Adam Medros, President and co-CEO, edX — “Nina’s experience and insight with online teaching and learning is invaluable to edX. This promotion recognizes her dedication to our mission and the incredible work she has already done to drive our vision for modular, stackable, quality education forward. I look forward to working closely with Nina as edX continues to support universities and companies navigating the ‘new normal’ of remote teaching and learning.” 

About edX
edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 30 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences, including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs. Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking a promotion or exploring new interests, edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications. edX is where you go to learn.