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Kemi Jona
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Digital Innovation and Enterprise Learning, at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


Dr. Kemi Jona, a computer scientist, educator, and university administrator, is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Enterprise Learning. His portfolio includes the design and development of new highly-scalable digital experiential learning platforms and enterprise partnerships to support seamless, lifelong learning pathways for all learners. He was also the Founding Director of the Lowell Institute School at Northeastern serving working adult learners with industry-aligned bachelor’s completion programs.

Previously, Dr. Jona was a Research Professor at Northwestern University, where he led research and development projects advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and developed new learning technologies, such as tools for online science and remote labs, computational thinking, and new game-based approaches to engage youth in STEM and STEAM (STEM+arts/design). He was the founding Director of the Northwestern University Office of STEM Education Partnerships that connects the university to the K-12 community to advance STEM education.

Dr. Jona is an advisor and consultant to industry, nonprofits, school districts, and federal, state, and local agencies on the future of work and learning, curriculum redesign, STEM education, and outreach.

Dr. Jona frequently speaks at industry and education conferences, having given over 50 talks. He is the author or co-author of over 100 articles, book chapters, conference presentations, whitepapers, and reports on the topics of learning technologies, STEM education, and online and blended learning. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Debate: Talent for digital transformation: Computational literacy


Speakers at this event