Allison is Director of Higher Education Strategy at EdSurge, where she explores the most promising applications, and most pressing uncertainties, for digital learning in postsecondary education. Her informing question: how might we creatively respond to the evolving -- and increasingly differentiated -- needs of modern learners?
Previously, she directed special projects for the President at Davidson College. Among her projects, Allison developed a unique framework for testing new digital learning tools, which included leading Davidsonâ€™s partnership with edX and product managing multiple MOOCs. She also founded Davidson's Entrepreneurship Initiative, a model higher-ed program for teaching students design thinking and innovation first-hand.
Allison started her career as a social justice educator designing educational programs for undergraduates in the U.S. South and rural Thailand. In 2013, she was named one of the top 30 leaders under 30 in the City of Charlotte, and became a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
When not at EdSurge, Allison is outside exploring the natural splendor of the Mountain West by bike and foot.