James Genone, Ph.D., is Vice President of Academic Solutions and Innovation at Minerva Project and Professor of Social Sciences at Minerva University. He oversees program, curricular, and pedagogical innovation as well as educational research, and collaborates with Minerva Project's strategic partners to identify opportunities for program and institutional transformation. He also works closely with Minerva’s Product Team to develop and refine technology for curriculum design, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Previously he was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Minerva University, where he oversaw the undergraduate general education program, and led curriculum development efforts across colleges. Before joining Minerva, Dr. Genone was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, Camden. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and he has both taught and engaged in research on topics such as the nature of sensory consciousness, semantic reference, personal identity, concept acquisition, and perceptual knowledge. Dr. Genone earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.