SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student first connected learning platform, has named education leader and digital learning expert Dr. Nina Huntemann as its first Chief Academic Officer. In this newly created role, Huntemann is helping advance Chegg’s mission to activate the power of technology to provide students with the support they need to navigate their own academic journeys and succeed.
“I am passionate about applying technology to help students learn,” said Dr. Huntemann. “I believe that digital tools and services, when developed with academic experts and backed by sound pedagogy, can complement the classroom and accelerate learning. That is what is so exciting about Chegg. We are giving today’s students the educational support they need to succeed in an increasingly complex, always-on world.”
Dr. Huntemann is responsible for shaping and implementing Chegg’s learning strategy as well as measuring its impact. Her growing team of learning experience designers, researchers and instructor engagement experts are collaborating with the innovative teams building Chegg’s content, tools, and services to ensure they continue to improve student outcomes. In addition, Dr. Huntemann is focused on deepening Chegg’s relationships with faculty and administration, including working with Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, a group of senior academic leaders who provide guidance to help the company better understand and respond to the needs and challenges of today’s educators.
With more than two decades of experience in higher education and digital learning, Huntemann is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices in the use of technology to improve student outcomes. Prior to joining Chegg, she served as Vice President of Learning at edX, a global online learning platform, where she worked with educators to transform their teaching to incorporate online learning. Before that, she was a tenured professor at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts in the Department of Communication and Journalism, where she taught and published research in digital media studies. Dr Huntemann joined Chegg at the end of 2021, and reports to Nathan Schultz, President of Chegg Learning Services.
“We are thrilled that Nina has joined Chegg at this transformational moment in education,” said Schultz, “She has extensive experience bridging the worlds of academia and technology, and we are confident that her experience and forward-looking insights will help us deliver on our promise to provide students with the tools and services they need to succeed.”
Millions of people all around the world Learn with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support life-long learners starting with their academic journey and extending into their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to support learners to help them better understand their academic course materials, and also provides personal and professional development skills training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.