Chief Executive Officer at Project Tomorrow
Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective use of STEM resources.
Dr. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999 and during that tenure has created several innovative initiatives to impact education including the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 500,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues each year. Dr. Evans serves as the lead strategist and chief researcher on the Speak Up Project as well as leading research efforts on the impact of mobile devices, digital content and blended learning models in both K-12 and higher education. Over the past thirteen years, 5 million K-12 students, teachers and parents have participated in the Speak Up Project representing over 35,000 schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and around the world.
Prior to this position, Dr. Evans enjoyed a successful career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego. She serves on several boards and advisory councils including the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors, the FETC Advisory Board, the NCTET Board, Blackboard’s K-12 Advisory Council, the THE Journal Editorial Advisory Board and the Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) Advisory Board. Dr. Evans is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. In November 2015, she was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers nationwide by the Center for Digital Education.