Deb Bushway is a consultant with the Lumina Foundation regarding Competency Based Education. She has been deeply involved in the Competency Based Education movement, including the launch of Capella University’s CBE direct assessment program, the growth of C-BEN (the Competency-Based Education Network) and service as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary at the US Department of Education regarding educational innovation.  She recently testified in front of the Senate HELP committee on higher education innovation and federal policy.

Bushway has a Ph.D. in Psychology, and currently serves as the Interim President at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She has previously served in a variety of roles including Provost, Vice President of Academic Innovation, Associate Dean and Professor at Capella University, University of Wisconsin – Extension, and Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.