Our online faculty sets us apart
Every Ashworth College student receives the personal attention they need and deserve from our talented online career instructors and degree faculty. Whether you are taking a career training course or degree program, you can be confident of the high level of passion our online faculty brings to education. This passion translates to an understanding that students may differ in their learning styles. As an Ashworth College student, you'll enjoy and appreciate interacting with instructors who stand ready to provide the knowledge and expertise you need to master your courses.
Meet the online academic leadership team and core faculty
Dr. Andy Shean, Chief Learning Officer
As Chief Learning Officer at Penn Foster., Dr. Shean leads academic program leadership, curriculum and courseware, academic support, faculty, non-academic support, and academic operations in pursuit of improving student lives. Prior to joining Penn Foster, Dr. Shean was the Senior Vice President & Chief Academic Officer at National Education Partners. He has also served in roles such as the Chief Academic Learning Officer for Bridgepoint Education, Vice Provost for Ashford University, and Executive Dean for the College of Education at Ashford University. He previously served as a high school English teacher where he was named the 2009 District Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Shean earned his Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Management degree from Alliant International University. He holds an MA in Education and a BA in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Stacy Caldwell, Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer, Stacy and her team are responsible for defining and building learner-centric products and programs for students that meet them where they are and propel them on their career path. Prior to joining Penn Foster, Stacy was the CEO of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, a growing group of high schools committed to building and delivering a digital transcript that opens opportunities for each and every student to have their unique skills, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated.
Stacy holds an MA in Education and MBA from Stanford University and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
Megan Andrews, Director of the Veterinary Academy
Megan leads the support team to ensure that both operational and project-specific goals are met. Not only has Megan been a credentialed veterinary technician for over 10 years, she also brings vast educational experience to her current role. She worked at Penn Foster, first as a student advisor then transitioning into an instructor role.
Megan has an AS degree from Johnson College, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. She has a BS degree in Business from Penn State University.