Amy is an academic innovator devoted to increasing access to higher education for all learners. Her career spans many of the biggest institutions in the world of online higher education. She’s held senior leadership positions at University of Phoenix, Capella University, and Colorado State University (CSU) Online.Prior to StraighterLine, Amy served as the associate provost of CSU Online, where she significantly increased access and educational opportunity to students by offering graduate, undergraduate degrees, and certificate programs online. As dean of the School of Education for Capella University, Amy led the innovation and optimization of 38 graduate education programs, including master’s and doctoral degree programs in P–12 education and leadership, adult education, corporate education, higher-education leadership, and instructional design and online learning. She served as curriculum, language, and literacy chair for Concordia University Chicago, academic dean at the University of Phoenix, and held teaching positions at Western Oregon University and Kent State University. Amy has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver, an M.Ed. in Public Administration and Supervision from National-Louis University, an M.A. in Secondary Education/English Education from the University of Akron, and a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder.