Chegg announces academic advisory board


SANTA CLARA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG) today announced the creation of a new Academic Advisory Board, strengthening its commitment to student learning success and academic integrity, and helping every student to give the best of themselves in school and beyond. The board, made up of senior academic leaders, will provide feedback on Chegg’s product offerings and strategies to help the company better understand faculty needs and challenges.

The founding members are Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University; Dr Ann Kirschner, University Professor at City University of New York and Dean Emeritus of Macaulay Honors College; Dr Paul Kim, chief technology officer and associate dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; and Dr. Dana Born, faculty chair of the Senior Executive Fellows program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

“I am honored to join my colleagues in this important endeavor. We share the mission of ensuring that students have the tools and support they need to get the most out of their studies. Most importantly, we share with Chegg a dedication to students, a belief in improved approaches to the assessment of their learning and the need to ensure academic integrity, ”said Paul LeBlanc, Chair of the Academic Advisory Board. “As higher education navigates the new digital landscape, this advice will bring Chegg the crucial perspective of academia. We hope to bring useful information to Chegg as they develop educational content, partner with faculty, and help ensure that students are offered the best possible learning opportunities during this time of great transformation. of global education. ”

“Faculty are integral to student success. I am delighted to be working with our new Academic Advisory Board, which will provide valuable insight into how Chegg can help students on their way from high school to college and into their careers, ”said Candace Sue, Head of Academic Relations at Chegg . “By partnering with these esteemed academics, we take another positive step in upholding our commitment to academic integrity, which is at the heart of our mission to serve students. ”

About the members of the Academic Advisory Board:

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Under Paul’s leadership for 17 years, SNHU has grown from 2,800 students to over 170,000 learners and is the nation’s largest non-profit provider of online higher education. Paul sits on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and the Council of National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on Higher Education and the Workforce. In 2018, Paul received the prestigious TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. Paul immigrated to the United States as a child, was the first person in his extended family to attend college, and is a graduate of Framingham State University (BA), Boston College (MA) and University of Massachusetts (PhD). From 1993 to 1996, he ran a tech start-up for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, was president of Marlboro College (VT) from 1996 to 2003, and became president of SNHU in 2003.

Dr. Ann Kirschner is an educator, board member, consultant and writer. As a university professor at City University of New York, she teaches and writes on innovation and higher education. She is an independent board member for Movado Group, Noodle and Strategic Cyber ​​Ventures, and co-chair of the Princeton University Graduate School Advisory Board. She was the co-founder of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship (WiTNY) initiative at CUNY and Cornell Tech. She is the author of Sala’s gift and Lady at the OK Corral, and currently contributes to Forbes.

Dr Paul Kim is the CTO and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. An educational technology entrepreneur, Dr. Kim leads initiatives involving the design of learning technologies, educational research and community development. He has served as an advisor to the Asian Development Bank, the National Science Foundation and numerous education innovation committees in several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Vietnam and South Korea . He founded Seeds of Empowerment, a global nonprofit development organization, and his education projects such as 1001 Stories and SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) have received numerous recognitions and awards from international organizations such than the United Nations. His book publications include “MOOC Revolution”, “Coaching, not Teaching”, “Culture Engineering” and “New Equilibrium”.

Dr Dana Born is Faculty Chair of the Senior Executive Fellows Program, Educational Advisor for the Black Family Fellowship, and Public Policy Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004 to 2013, she served two terms as Dean of Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy, where she was also a professor and head of the department of behavioral and leadership sciences.

About Chegg:

Millions of people learn with Chegg. We strive to improve academic performance by putting the student first. We support students on their way from high school to college and their careers with tools designed to help them learn their course material, succeed in their courses, save money on required material, and build skills most requested. Our services are available online, anytime, anywhere. Chegg is a public company based in Santa Clara, California, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CHGG. For more information visit


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