Amanda Gould, Chief Administrative Officer of The American Women’s College at Bay Path University, oversees the division delivering accelerated undergraduate programs for adult women online and across campus sites in Massachusetts. Amanda serves as the Project Director for a $3.5M FITW FIPSE grant that was awarded by the US Department of Education to The American Women’s College in 2014. The grant makes possible the implementation of SOUL (Social Online Universal Learning) which includes a study on the impact of adaptive learning and data-driven outreach on degree completion. In this capacity she was invited to present at the White House Complex to advocate for new models in higher education, especially for under-represented populations, and to publish a case study in the US Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan - Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education. Under her leadership, The American Women's College SOUL model received a Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium in November 2016 and was the recipient of the Judges' Award at the May 2017 LIFTed event hosted by the Lumina Foundation.
Having received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College, Amanda has worked in higher education administration throughout her career holding positions at Boston College and Mount Holyoke College before joining the Bay Path community in 2011 as Director of Institutional Research and then as Director of Data & Analytics. Amanda has a passion for implementing technology and data-driven approaches in both the operational and learning arenas of higher education to help impact student success.