Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Kansas May 2007
Minor: Administration
Dissertation: Use of Technology in Teacher Preparation Programs


  • Edccamp Foundation (2017 – present)
  • SXSWedu (2017 – present)
  • SpeakUp International (2017 – present)
  • ISTE Board of Directors (2010 – 2016)
  • Horizon K12 Advisory Report Board (2010 – present)
  • Blue Valley School District Technology Advisory Committee (2007-2015)
  • Real Agenda Commission board, Digital Promise (2012)


  • Presidential Award for Community Service (2010-2016)
  • Microsoft’s VP of Education twice named me a Global Education Hero (2012 & 2013)
  • Co-Authored: E-Content: Accelerating the Shift from Print to Digital (2011)
  • CoSN Volunteer Recognition (2011)
  • NSBA “20 to Watch” award (2006)
  • ISTE Making it Happen award (2002)

Board Member

Dr. Kari Stubbs, Board Secretary

Vice President of Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP

Dr. Kari Stubbs is an internationally recognized global ambassador for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Her thought leadership has contributed to topics including digital learning, educational gaming, playful assessment, critical thinking, and more. Kari began her career as a public school teacher and is now Vice President of Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. In addition to her work at BrainPOP, she serves on a host of industry boards including EdCamp, SXSWedu, FETC, the Horizon K12 Report, and, previously, ISTE.


Kari has presented extensively on education technology across the United States and around the globe from Shanghai and Abu Dhabi to Sydney, Prague, and beyond. She received the "Making It Happen" Award, was recognized as "20 to Watch" by NSBA, and Microsoft's Education VP twice named her a Global Hero in Education. Kari earned her PhD in Curriculum with a minor in Administration from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation focused on the use of technology in preservice program design. She’s most proud of her own two children, who attend the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.