Dr. Jane McAuliffe, Bridgepoint Education's Executive Vice President of External Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, joined the executive management team in July 2005. Dr. McAuliffe oversees the external affairs team as well as works collaboratively with the university presidents at Bridgepoint’s two academic institutions: Ashford University and University of the Rockies.
Prior to her appointment at Bridgepoint, Dr. McAuliffe served as President of Argosy University/Sarasota campus in Florida. Other positions held with Argosy included Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Sarasota campus, and Head of the Education Department at the Atlanta, Georgia, campus. She also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at American InterContinental University/Buckhead Campus, as well as Dean, Associate Dean, and Program Chair for the College of Education at the University of Phoenix.
Dr. McAuliffe has co-authored a book, presented at numerous scholarly conferences, and has participated on more than a dozen professional committees. Dr. McAuliffe generously donates her time and talent serving on many community boards in her local community.
She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education from Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. She also earned her MA and BA degrees in Special Education from ASU.
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