Caroline Dunn-Rankin joins the Office of Applied Innovation as a University Innovation Fellow having spent her career conducting research, creating systems, and providing insight to support innovation and strategic decision-making. Coming from a family of educators, she is passionate about the power of higher education to improve lives, both individually and for society as a whole, and believes we can create an educational system that meets students where they are. She is committed to advancing innovative ideas to improve student access and success.
Prior to coming to ASU, Caroline worked in Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University, first providing data analysis and guiding cross-school collaboration for the institution’s first University-wide capital campaign and later serving as a business process analyst supporting the Harvard Alumni Association. During that time, she developed her project management skills and learned how to engender and manage change in a complex and decentralized institution. Before that, Caroline worked in non-profit consulting focused on executive searches for independent schools, colleges and universities, and education nonprofits such as Year Up and Citizen Schools. Caroline holds a Master of Education in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion from Vassar College.