Ph.D., Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
M.Ed., University of San Diego
B.A., New College of Hofstra University
Christine Shakespeare, Ph.D., works on multiple special projects and initiatives. She comes to the University of New Haven after working as Vice President of Program Strategy at 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology. At 2U Dr. Shakespeare worked to build, deliver, and support digital graduate programs, certificates, and short courses at scale for working professionals in partnership with higher education institutions.
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, operationalizing strategic initiatives, including the creation of a profitable $12M lifelong learning division devoted to online undergraduate and graduate degrees, summer programs, noncredit programs/short courses, and the English Language Institute. While at Pace, Shakespeare also held the position of interim associate provost for Student Success (first year programs, UNV101, tutoring center and academic advising), 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, on Long Island.