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Carla Hickman

Carla Hickman

Vice President, Research

As Vice President, Research Growth Strategy, Carla leads the design and development of new research initiatives, experiences, and services to drive action and results for our K12 and higher education partner institutions. Proud to be counted among the first EAB Research employees, Carla has specialized across her decade-plus career in supporting institutions with innovative and flexible credentials for adult learners and working professionals. Her research seeks to understand the needs and motivations of these “not-so-nontraditional” students as she advises institutions on organizing for growth and market-responsive program development.

Following her time as an undergraduate at Colgate University, Carla cultivated a passion for education as a K12 teacher in the Bronx and Washington, DC. She holds an MS in Teaching from Pace University and a Duke MBA from the Fuqua School of Business. When not cheering on the Cubs or the Crimson Tide, you’ll find Carla volunteering as a mentor for Tennessee Achieves, engaging with the Chattanooga/Nashville Teach For America community, or serving as chair for the Duke University Learning Innovation Advisory Council.

Areas of Expertise
Marketing and Enrollment, Strategy, Professional and Adult Education, Academic Program Planning
Specialties
Academic Program Innovation, Online Learning, Enrollment Strategy, College and University Strategy, Alternative Credentials, Market Research, Employer Partnerships

Upcoming Events

Roundtable

Executive Roundtable for Senior Academic Leaders

Executive Roundtables are EAB’s flagship networking and strategy event, bringing together senior leaders in a common location to discuss shared challenges with peers and EAB experts in a focused, uninterrupted setting. 
Roundtable

Executive Roundtable for Senior Professional and Operations Leaders

Executive Roundtables are EAB’s flagship networking and strategy event, bringing together senior leaders in a common location to discuss shared challenges with peers and EAB experts in a focused, uninterrupted setting.