Barbara "Bobbi" Kurshan

  • Senior Innovation Advisor, UPenn GSE 
  • Expert in Entrepreneurship, Open Educational Resources (OER), Innovation ecosystems in education, and Education technology
  • Virginia Tech University Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Virginia Tech University M.S. in Computer Science

Bobbi Kurshan is an education entrepreneur and an expert on how innovation and technology are transforming teaching and learning. She has spent more than 30 years working in, and researching, the education marketplace. Kurshan is a Senior Fellow and Innovation Advisor who launched the nation’s first master’s program in education entrepreneurship; introduced the VOLT program for online teaching; and has overseen the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, the largest education business plan competition in the country.