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Focus on Education: Dr. Carol Fixman, Philadelphia Education Fund

Carol S. Fixman, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund. Under her direction, the Ed Fund is actively engaged in issues of school reform, teacher quality, college access, and community engagement in support of public education.

Prior to her appointment at the Ed Fund, Dr. Fixman was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Philadelphia University, where she provided leadership for more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, design, architecture, engineering, science, and health.

She has held positions directing international programs at Temple University and at the AACSB, the main professional and accrediting association for collegiate schools of business. She has also served as Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund's College Access Program and the Philadelphia Scholars, a citywide initiative to improve access to and success in postsecondary education for Philadelphia public school students.

Dr. Fixman holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in German literature from Brown University and a B.A. in Russian literature from Indiana University (Bloomington).

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