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Christine Shakespeare

Dr. Christine G. Shakespeare

Christine Shakespeare, Ph.D

Vice President of Program Strategy, 2U

Christine Shakespeare, Ph.D., is vice president of Program Strategy at 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology. 2U builds, delivers, and supports digital graduate programs, certificates, and short courses at scale for working professionals.

Prior to 2U, Shakespeare was assistant vice president of Continuing and Professional Education at Pace University. Over the course of her 10-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, noncredit 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 responsible for travel/field courses, study abroad, and agreements with international institutions.

Before Pace, Shakespeare was the dean of Academic Affairs at Sunbridge College, associate director of Community Relations at New York University, and an education consultant at the Ford Foundation.

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. She has deep family roots in Venezuela and hails from Hempstead, New York.