Susan Van Gundy
VP of Business Development
Open Assessment Technologies
Ed Tech Forum
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Susan Van Gundy serves as the VP of Business Development for Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), building partnerships and market postitioning around the TAO open source assessment platform. Susan is also the founder of Eduvate, a strategy consulting company supporting innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment with an emphasis on effective educational technology policies and practices. She has more than twenty years of experience in national-scale program design and deployment emphasizing educational impact, technology strategy, organizational growth, sustainability planning, strategic partnership building, and community engagement.
Susan is the former Director of Technology for the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (the PARCC Assessment Consortium), where she provided leadership for technical systems development, open technology visioning, technology-enhanced assessment design, technical standards implementation and interoperability, and school technology readiness.
Van Gundy is also the former Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), where she was responsible for orchestrating national-scale digital learning resource initiatives, and brokering cross-sector collaborations among stakeholders and policymakers. While at NSDL, Susan was part of the initial team that conceptualized and developed the Learning Registry, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education intended to better connect educators to effective teaching and learning materials. As a key element of the Learning Registry, Susan originated the concept of learning resource paradata, a data element designed to transact information about the user-defined utility of digital content for different educational contexts.
Susan’s early career focused on inquiry-based learning, citizen science, and teacher professional development, including leadership roles at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Susan serves on numerous educational technology and science education advisory boards, and speaks frequently at conferences and workshops.