Dr. Christine Janssen is the visionary behind Edstutia’s mission. She is a creator, builder, and disruptor – and is unreservedly passionate about the future of education and learning. The combination of her background, experience, credentials, and relentless energy make her the ideal person to disrupt the status quo of higher education and corporate training.
After decades of being a student herself followed by 12 years of working as a professor in academia, Dr. Janssen realized how massive gaps and outdated systems are short-changing students – and employers! – today. Years of research on the disconnect amongst academic institutions, students, employees and employers led to designing and building Edstutia, a contemporary learning platform that addresses the skills gap head on.
Prior to launching Edstutia, Dr. Janssen was a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Entrepreneurship in the Gabelli School of Business of Fordham University. She also co-founded the Fordham Foundry, Fordham’s small business incubator, in 2012. Her commitment to non-traditional, experiential learning, based on a constantly changing curriculum designed to sync with the forward-thinking skills business demands, made the Entrepreneurship program one of the most dynamic and fastest growing in the undergraduate business school. Under her leadership, Fordham University’s undergraduate Entrepreneurship program was ranked #15 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report in 2020.
Dr. Janssen earned a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida, a Global MBA in Communications and Information Systems (CIS) and Finance with a specialization in e-Business from Fordham University, and a PhD in Business Education from New York University, where her dissertation focused on how entrepreneurs learn. Her research interests hone in on the future of education/learning, virtual reality, and the metaverse.