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Betty Vandenbosch received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, and PhD in Business Administration (MIS) at the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral thesis earned the International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Dissertation Award. This prestigious honor is given to the best doctoral dissertation worldwide as judged by a panel of 10 international information technology scholars.After working as a Programmer and Systems Analyst for several companies, Betty Vandenbosch entered academia at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University in Ohio, starting as an Assistant Professor and working her way up to become Associate Dean of Executive Education Programs and External Relations. Ms. Vandenbosch was twice awarded the Weatherhead School of Management Excellence in Executive Teaching Award.In 2008, Betty Vandenbosch joined Kaplan University in Florida as Dean of the Schools of Business and Management and Information Systems and Technology. The following year, she was appointed Vice President of Business and Information Technology Vertical. At Kaplan, Ms. Vandenbosch has been instrumental in dramatically increasing enrolment and decreasing the dropout rate. She also oversaw the development of a Masters degree in Information Technology.Throughout her career, Betty Vandenbosch has authored or co-authored dozens of papers. She is the two-time recipient of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Best Paper Award. Her book, Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems: A Structured Process for Managers and Consultants (Jossey-Bass, 2003), has received several favorable reviews from popular and business press. In addition, Ms. Vandenbosch has been the recipient of grants totaling over $600,000, and was part of a team receiving a grant of $1.5 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Vice President, Business and Technology

Kaplan University


The University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business