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Megan Tesene, Ph.D.

Megan Tesene, Ph.D.
Megan Tesene, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Digital Transformation for Student Success

Megan Tesene, Ph.D., is the Assistant Vice President, Digital Transformation for Student Success at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Megan directs several complex national initiatives within the PLC’s Digital Transformation for Student Success portfolio. In this role, she collaborates with a broad range of post-secondary leaders and constituencies across the United States to support public universities in the adoption and implementation of evidence-based teaching practices and educational technologies. Her work centers on enhancing pedagogy, improving accessibility, building institutional capacities to support equity in higher education, and ensuring that students and faculty have the supports and resources necessary to thrive.

Prior to joining APLU, Megan served as the Adaptive Learning Program Manager at Georgia State University. Based in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, she managed an interdisciplinary research project leveraging educational technologies across several gateway undergraduate courses. Megan is a social scientist by training, with expertise in qualitative and mixed-method research. She has taught introductory and upper-level courses at the University of Northern Iowa and Georgia State University. In addition to project management and sociological research, she has extensive experience in program evaluation, faculty development, instructional support, and active learning communities. She has a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.