Kathleen S. Ives


Kathleen S. Ives, D.M. has worked in online technology for over 30 years in the non-profit, higher education, and corporate arenas.

Dr. Ives currently serves as a member of the Senior Staff for the National Laboratory for Education Transformation (NLET) and the Director of Higher Education Transformation as the organization develops tools, programs, and best practices to advance the workforce agenda by supporting educational systems and employers in building talent pools relevant to today’s business needs.

She also serves as Strategic Advisor for Packback, an education technology company that builds smart discussion communities via artificial intelligence to allow professors to promote and assess critical thinking in students. Previously, Dr. Ives served as the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director where she led the organization to become a fully, self-sustaining member association.

Additionally, Dr. Ives serves as adjunct faculty in organizational leadership and management communications at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Dr. Ives began her career at CBS and helped develop the service that evolved into Prodigy. She then spent fourteen years designing and implementing consumer online information services, first at AT&T and then at Verizon, where she spearheaded the development of the nation’s first online Yellow Pages product, now called superpages.com.

She has degrees in communication, communication management, and organizational leadership from the University of California at Davis, the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and the University of Phoenix-Online, respectively.

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Author's Books

Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education Edition 2

Leadership Strategies for the Next Generation

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