Author Profile

Christine Shakespeare | Vice President of Program Strategy, 2U Inc.

Current Position and Past Experience
Christine Shakespeare is Vice President of Program Strategy at 2U Inc., an organization that builds, delivers and supports digital graduate programs, certificates and short courses at scale for working professionals.

Prior to this, Shakespeare was Assistant Vice President of Continuing and Professional Education at Pace University. Over the course of her ten-year tenure, Shakespeare delivered impactful results working cross-functionally, including the creation of a profitable $12M lifelong learning division devoted to online undergraduate and graduate degrees, non-credit programs/short courses, and the English Language Institute. While at Pace, Shakespeare also held the position of Interim Associate Provost for Student Success, where she led student retention efforts and managed the International Students and Scholars Office.

Before Pace, Shakespeare was Dean of Academic Affairs at Sunbridge College, Associate Director of Community Relations at New York University, and an educational consultant at the Ford Foundation.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Shakespeare holds a Ph.D. is in Higher Education Policy from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, a B.A. with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University’s New College, and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of San Diego.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Christine has deep family roots in Venezuela and hails from Hempstead, New York.

Connect
You can connect with Christine Shakespeare on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @gotzshakes.