Dr. Jill Buban

General Manager & Vice President,
EdAssist Solutions
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Top 100 Influencers in EdTech EdTech Digest, 2019
OLC Fellow Online Learning Consortium
40 Under 40 Hartford Business Journal, 2014
Emerging Scholar Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), 2011
Dr. Jill Buban is a true innovator, education trailblazer, and thought leader with extensive experience in how to best reach, educate, and support adult learners. She is a driving force for the Bright Horizons EdAssist business, service, and partner and product strategy.

In her current role with EdAssist Solutions, Dr. Buban engages with senior learning and human resources executives from companies across the country to fully understand their needs and challenges around attracting, educating, and promoting their workforces. Her gained knowledge allows her to continue to evolve the Bright Horizons EdAssist offerings and education partnerships to clients.  

Prior to joining Bright Horizons, Jill served as Vice President of Digital Strategy and Online Education at Fairfield University, where she developed and managed the online, hybrid, and blended online learning offerings. She helped the university bring to market 21 fully online programs in less than a year. Dr. Buban also continued her role as a nationally recognized thought leader in education innovation, education for adult learners, and education workforce trends. She also contributes to multiple initiatives with the Online Learning Consortium and consistently engages in opportunities to mentor young women entering the space.  

Dr. Buban was also the Chief Academic Officer at Unizin Consortium, a non-profit membership organization focused on improving student success for adult learners. There, she worked with 13 postsecondary education institutions in the United States, including Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University and Rutgers University. She has also held additional roles in higher education, including Senior Director of Research and Innovation at the Online Learning Consortium, Assistant Provost at Post University, and Assistant to the Provost at SUNY Empire State College. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events on adult learning and workforce education. 


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Lesley University

PhD, Educational Studies with a Specialization in Adult Learning

State Unniversity of New York College, Plattsburgh

MS, Curriculum and Instruction

University of New Hampshire

BA, History

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.
Dr. Jill
In her free time, Jill enjoys playing tennis, reading, spending time with colleagues and friends, and cheering on her daughter at swim meets.
Dr. Jill Buban, General Manager & Vice President, EdAssist Solutions, and her daughter spending time together

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