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Randy Bass is vice president for strategic education initiatives and professor of English at Georgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the founding executive director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and for seven years, vice provost for education.

He has been working at the intersections of new media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning for nearly thirty years. In 1994, the American Studies Crossroads Project, which he founded and directed for ten years, was the first ever Web-based project funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement for Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). From 2003-2009 he was a Consulting Scholar for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he served, in 1998-99, as a Pew Scholar and Carnegie Fellow. From 2000-2005, he served as Director and Principal Investigator of the Visible Knowledge Project, a five-year project on the impact of technology on the teaching of humanities, history and culture, involving 70 faculty on 21 university and college campuses.

Mr. Bass is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles, most recently, “Can We Liberate Liberal Education?” in Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Education, (edited by William Moner, Phillip Motley, and Rebecca Pope-Ruark; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).


Past Experience
Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives and Professor of English | Georgetown University
Founding Executive Director, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) | Georgetown University
Vice Provost for Education | Georgetown University

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