In January of 2019, Nudelman became the new Executive Director of the American Democracy Project at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The project involves 260 public four-year member institutions, representing more than a million undergraduate students, and supports member campuses in programming that creates informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. In 2003, while working at The New York Times, Nudelman partnered with George Mehaffy and a group of AASCU provosts in creating the American Democracy Project. She remained a thought partner and collaborator from the project’s inception as the program grew and developed.
Prior to assuming her role at AASCU, Nudelman served most recently as the Executive Vice President of the Weiss Institute/ Say Yes to Education. The Institute brings together the best thinking, latest research and tested strategies for the benefit of communities seeking to make it possible for all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential.
Before her work at the Weiss Institute, Nudelman served as the Chancellor of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH, from 2011 to 2016 – a period in which the university built a new campus in Seattle and added an array of online programs. She subsequently served Antioch as chief global officer for innovation & partnerships.
She has spent the majority of her career in education, both on college campuses and for 12 years with The New York Times Company. In her final role there, she served as Executive Director of Education. In this capacity, Nudelman was responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives. One of her key roles was developing The New York Times Knowledge Network, a new business model in e-Learning that included collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver online courses and certificates, including courses created and taught by New York Times journalists. In 2010 she led the Times Company’s collaboration with the Texas Education Agency to launch Project Share, a statewide initiative for 400,000 teachers and four million K-12 students.
Before joining The Times, Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education, where she was responsible for internal and external relations, new program development, and the design and implementation of continuing education program. Previously, Nudelman spent nearly a decade in academic affairs at Bloomfield College, where she served in several capacities including associate dean of academic affairs.