Dana Laursen (Ph.D., Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University) has held numerous positions in communication management, primarily in the education technology and learning industry. She began her academic journey as a Spanish major and launched her career working in an inner-city community-based organization. She later attained an M.A. in Journalism at the University of Iowa. Following positions in market research, public relations, teaching and education administration, Dr. Laursen has worked for the past two decades in marketing, sales, strategy and government relations across multiple EdTech and learning organizations.