University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Doug Lynch

Doug LynchDoug Lynch is the chief academic officer for CorpU. He is also a senior fellow at the USC Rossier School of Education. Lynch has long been active in education entrepreneurship. In Arizona, he helped launch one of the first charter schools in the United States and in the mid-90’s, helped launch the online revolution, testifying before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations on the topic. President George W. Bush recognized him for innovation in exporting in education.

He also launched the world’s largest education business plan competition and recently gave a TED talk on the topic. Lynch is active in workforce training and has worked with most of the Fortune 100 companies to help them with their training needs. He was the chair of American Society for Training & Development public policy forum, the board of visitors for the Central Intelligence Agency, and chaired the U.S. delegation to the International Standards Organization.

Lynch has won several awards including the APX award for best program, an HR Executive Top 10 award, a U.S. Presidential award in innovation from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was recently recognized by Harvard’s Education Next as one of the most important voices in education.

Lynch holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in economics and education from Columbia University. He did his doctoral work in evaluation at Arizona State University, where he also received a B.A. in economics. In addition, Doug has an M.B.A. in international finance from New York University.

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