WebAssign Announces Jack Narayan, Ph.D., as Chief Academic Officer
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WebAssign, a benefit company dedicated to enhancing education, today announced the appointment of Jack Y. Narayan, Ph.D. as Chief Academic Officer for WebAssign. In joining WebAssign’s executive team, Dr. Narayan will represent the academic community regarding such topics as trends in education technology and evolving teaching models. The CAO role aligns with WebAssign’s deep connection with its faculty customers and company mission to provide high-quality online instructional solutions that enrich the teaching and learning experience.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Narayan to WebAssign,” said Alex Bloom, WebAssign president. “For many years, Jack has successfully integrated technology and hybrid instruction models in his courses. His studied and practical use of online tools and multimedia to improve education make him an ideal addition to the WebAssign team.”
“Instructional strategies that integrate a variety of technology tools, such as WebAssign, are effective in improving students’ chances of success,” said Narayan. “I am delighted to join the WebAssign team and help WebAssign continue to deliver advanced and relevant product features and services to the academic community.”
Dr. Narayan is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics at SUNY Oswego, which he joined in 1970. From 2000 to 2004, as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at SUNY Oswego, Dr. Narayan obtained a number of significant national and state grants for Mathematics Reform to enhance student learning. For more than 20 years, he has implemented emerging technologies, including WebAssign, and cognitive science developments in large classes of Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus. Additionally, he is involved in various programs to increase student participation from underrepresented groups in mathematics and science. Dr. Narayan holds a B.S. Honors in Mathematics from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lehigh University.
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. Adopted by all major academic publishers, integrated with more than 600 science and math textbooks, and enhanced with a robust selection of independently developed original content, WebAssign makes it easy for faculty to enrich the teaching and learning experience.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. For more information, visit webassign.net.
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