Noodle: Dr David Ramadan
New York-based online learning network Noodle has appointed David Ramadan as vice-president of university partnerships.
Ramadan has more than 30 years’ experience in business, government and higher education and is an adjunct professor at the Schar School at George Mason University and a resident scholar at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Since 2001 Ramadan has managed a boutique consulting firm servicing a small number of clients. He was elected and served two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he worked across the aisle. In that capacity, he was a member of the oldest and newest committees: Privileges and Elections, where he chaired the Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee, Science and Technology Committee, and General Laws Committee. Ramadan emigrated to the US from Lebanon in 1989 after attending International College in Beirut.
Lee Bradshaw, Noodle’s chief strategy officer, said: “We are confident that David will utilise his finesse at cultivating relationships, and experience in higher education, politics, and business, to help us grow our university portfolio, which now includes 26 of the nation’s leading universities.”
Ramadan commented: “I am excited to join the Noodle team, and, in particular, to work with ed tech pioneer John Katzman, who I have gotten to know during my doctoral studies at Vanderbilt. Noodle is truly a unique offering in the OPM space – more transparent, more flexible, more collaborative – and a perfect fit for my passion for innovation in higher ed.”