Maureen recently completed her studies at the University of San Diego. She earned a PhD in Leadership Studies, with a specialization in Higher Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts at CSU, Long Beach with a Communication Studies major and Marketing minor. She has worked in fundraising, marketing, operational, and academic affairs capacities at CSU, Long Beach, University of Hawaii, Kaplan Inc., UC San Diego, and the University of San Diego. Her work experiences revealed a strong interest in the nonprofit sector and higher education, prompting Maureen to attain a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and to continue her educational pursuit, turning her research interest entirely toward higher education and technology. Maureen specializes in blended education and learning analytics research in both public and private universities.