Dr. Megahed has worked in higher education for over twenty-five years. As an educational entrepreneur her passion is building innovative student centered organizations focused on student success and empowering our most underserved to achieve social and economic mobility through education.Since 2010, Megahed has served as the 11th president of National Louis University, a 140 year old institution recognized for its leadership in professional preparation, most notably teacher preparation, and for its commitment to closing the post-secondary attainment gap through cost effective scalable models of education. Dr. Megahed earned her bachelor degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her master and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology were earned at the University of Rochester. She has been sought out internationally to present on issues related to the democratization of education, women in leadership, innovation in education and closing the achievement gap.