Andy Atzert joined The New School’s leadership team in August 2012 as vice president for Distributed and Global Education. In this role, Andy works to connect the university with educational partners around the world through new and existing on-site, online, and blended learning platforms. Andy was previously the chief operating officer at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, an internationally renowned center of professional learning that educates more than 9,000 businesspeople from all over the world. Earlier he served as assistant dean at the Center for Executive and Professional Development of the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and as director of Wharton’s Programs for Working Professionals. Andy also has a rich background in online education and teaching English and communication skills to international professionals. He earned his master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.