Carolyn Nordstrom

Dr. Carolyn Nordstrom

Dr. Carolyn Nordstrom is the vice president, faculty and academic resources for Kaplan University. In this role, Carolyn has oversight and responsibility for the Center for Teaching and Learning, the library, extra curriculars, student relations, and alumni. In addition, she manages the University’s campuses. She maintains an office at Kaplan University’s Indianapolis campus.

Dr. Nordstrom joined Kaplan Higher and Professional Education (KHPE) in 2007. She has held various senior leadership positions including associate provost for Kaplan University and provost for Kaplan Higher Education Campuses. Carolyn’s work has included policy, curriculum, faculty development, accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. Most recently she served as the interim senior vice president for Kaplan University ground operations.

Previously, Dr. Nordstrom’s experience includes leadership roles in both public and proprietary institutions of higher education, as well as 10 years as CEO of a Chicago corporate membership organization that worked in the city and state on education and economic development projects.

Dr. Nordstrom earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Masters in Counseling Psychology and PhD in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Northwestern University.


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