Ann Kirschner


Hunter College at The City University of New York

Ann Kirschner’s career has covered a lot of territory, from the classroom to the boardroom. She is currently the President of Hunter College at The City University of New York and was previously Dean of Macaulay Honors College and University Professor. As an entrepreneur, she was a senior executive of five technology start-ups including NFL.COM and NFL SUNDAY TICKET, and FATHOM, one of the first online learning companies. She is an independent board director for the Movado Group and is a strategic advisor to Arizona State University, where she is also professor of practice. She serves on the advisory board of Chegg and World Quant University. She is a former trustee of Princeton University, where she co-chairs the Princeton Graduate School Leadership Council. She co-chairs the board of Footsteps and serves on the board of NYC First and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation.Her writings include the award-winning book Sala’s Gift, the story of her mother’s wartime rescue of letters from Nazi labor camps. Sala’s Gift has been published in seven languages and is the basis for Arlene Hutton’s award-winning play Letters to Sala, which has been performed off-Broadway and at over 190 theaters and schools. She is also the author of Lady at the OK Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, wife of famed lawman Wyatt Earp, and recently appeared in the documentary film, Jews of the West. Her articles on technology, media, and education have appeared in numerous publications.