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Jill Buban | Vice President and General Manager of EdAssist, Bright Horizons
Jill Buban currently serves as the Vice President and General Manager of EdAssist by Bright Horizons. Previous to EdAssist, Jill served as the Vice President for Digital Strategy and Online Education at Fairfield University, bringing 21 programs online in a year. She oversaw strategic development, infrastructure and programming with a particular focus on graduate and professional studies. Previously, Buban was the Assistant Provost for Research and Innovation at Post University. Buban worked at Post University for 3 years and served as Master of Education, Academic Program Manager and Dean of the School of Education. This followed a position in Academic Affairs at SUNY Empire State College. Earlier in her career, Buban taught History at South Glens Falls School District.
Buban continues to study and present on topics surrounding effective technology use for adult learners in online environments and continues to teach in the areas of adult and online learning.
Outside of work, Buban also volunteers with several important organizations by being an Education Business Plan Reviewer at Milken-Penn GSE, a Member of the Board of Directors at the National University Technology Networks and part of the Senior Leadership Group at the Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows to name a few.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Buban earned her BA in history from the University of New Hampshire, her MS in Curriculum and Instruction from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. In 2013, Buban earned her PhD in Educational Studies with a Specialization in Adult Learning from Lesley University.
Buban has received several awards for her accomplishments such as Best in Track Award from Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning (2011), Emerging Scholar for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (2012) and the Hartford Business Journal 40 under 40 achievement (2014).
You can connect with Buban through LinkedIn and on Twitter @JillBuban. You can also find out more through the Online Learning Consortium website.
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