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Van L Davis, Ph.D.

Jeff Rabey, PhD

Principal Strategist, Enterprise Consulting


As a principal strategist for the Blackboard Enterprise Consulting team, I work with clients to help improve and grow their technology-based educational programs. I primarily work with established or emerging online and blended/hybrid programs, and new CBE programs with a keen focus on student success. I also present regularly at industry conferences sharing practical lessons from the field.


My primary areas of focus include:


  • Overall online program development and administration
  • Competency-based education
  • Online academic program design and management
  • The student experience

My prior work experience includes:


  • Dean of Social Sciences & Online Learning, Iowa Western Community College
  • Director of The Data Use Academy, City Match, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Program Coordinator, Pediatric Residency, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA

Present and past affiliations are:


  • Oversight Committee Member, Iowa Community College Online Consortium
  • Board member, Bennington Youth Football League
  • Graduate PhD, Higher Education Administration, Iowa State University, Ames, IA