Carin Nuernberg Named Vice President of Academic Strategy
Berklee College of Music has named Carin Nuernberg as vice president of academic strategy. Nuernberg previously served as vice president of online education, where she led the development and expansion of Berklee Online’s graduate and undergraduate degree programs, instructor-led courses and certificate programs, massive open online courses (MOOCs), and campus events for online students.
Under her leadership, Berklee Online won the best online college course award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for an unprecedented eight years in a row, in addition to the UPCEA's Strategic Innovation in Online Education award and the International Program of Excellence for Spanish- and Portuguese-language programming.
“Carin Nuernberg has been an invaluable part of the Berklee Online leadership team since its inception in 2002,” said Debbie Cavalier, senior vice president of online learning and continuing education. “Carin has led the design and development of award-winning, innovative online programming that has resulted in tremendous growth and many awards and accolades for Berklee Online’s programs, staff, and instructors. I know she will accomplish great things in her new pan-Berklee role.”
As vice president of academic strategy, Nuernberg will oversee the educational strategy that provides students with learning opportunities across divisions of the college, in addition to leading academic programming and services for Berklee Online, Summer Programs, and the college’s book publishing operation, Berklee Press.
“Carin’s inspired vision and work with Berklee Online will carry over seamlessly for the greater Berklee community as vice president of academic strategy,” said Larry Simpson, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost for Berklee. “Her leadership has been invaluable, and she will continue to provide insight into academic programming and services for the college in the future.”
A leading advocate for online education and its effectiveness, Nuernberg has spoken nationally at the UPCEA, eLearning Guild, and the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium) conferences, and has been published in the Continuing Higher Education Review. She serves on the advisory council for the Center for Online Leadership, the learning advisory board of Cengage, and on the partner advisory council for Coursera.
Nuernberg holds a master’s degree in communications from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in communications and French from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.