Kathleen deLaski | Founder and President, Education Design Lab
Current Position and Past Experience
Kathleen deLaski is currently Founder and President of Education Design Lab. The Lab helps universities, other learning institutions and employers design new models of education to harness technology, learning science and changing views about traditional degrees. Previously, she co-founded three other non-profits or foundations in the education space. She also was on the Board of Visitors for George Mason University for nearly eight years. deLaski spent five years at America Online, developing some of the first digital consumer products around news, politics and education.
Education, Honors and Achievements
DeLaski holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Duke University. She also has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She and her boss at AOL, Steve Case, were named by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics among “25 People Changing the World.” (1999). The college access foundation she created at Sallie Mae won the presidential Ron Brown award in 2006 for corporate leadership.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
I enjoy cooking, ballet, fashion, hiking and I love mentoring my 18 nieces and nephews.