Co-Founder and Executive VPDr. Barbara Kurshan is Executive Vice President of Career College Holding Co Inc. She cofounded WorldSage with the vision of creating a forprofit higher education system to address educational needs for the 21st Century. Upon consummation of the Merger, Dr. Kurshan became the Executive Vice President of WorldSage. Dr. Kurshan was involved with education and technology for over 30 years. She assisted in the development of the first children software products for Microsoft, including Creative Writer and Fine Artist, and also helped to create awardwinning products for McGrawHill, Apple, and CCC, among other companies. As a professor, she helped students research the impact of technology on learning. Dr. Kurshan also publishes articles based on her personal research exploring women attitudes toward technology, how kids use computers, and new ways of learning through understanding. She was quoted in many influential journals and serves as a reviewer and advisor to research projects for the National Science Foundation and other government and business groups. Through her venture fund, Core Learning Group, she invests in companies and entrepreneurs who are impacting learning and the education industry. Her current investment focus supports those exploring creative ways to address the No Child Left Behind Act and international private higher education
Age: 67 Founder Since 2008Kurshan holds an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology from Virginia Tech University, an M.A. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Newcomb College, Tulane University. She has served as Director of Academic Computing and has taught computer science and educationrelated courses at Hollins College located in Roanoke, Virginia, and has taught at the Virginia Tech College of Education in Blacksburg, Virginia.