Ari Bader-Natal, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer for Calbright College. Ari leads technology and R&D teams supporting Calbright’s online job training programs, which are built on a flexible competency-based education model. Prior to Calbright, Ari served as Chief Learning Scientist at Minerva Project, where he led early product development work resulting in several foundational Minerva technologies. Ari was the first inventor of six U.S. patents and a contributing author on “Building the Intentional University” (MIT Press, 2017.) Ari previously served as the Chief Learning Architect at Grockit, an educational technology startup, where he developed the company’s core technologies in social learning, adaptive assessment, and learning analytics. Ari holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brandeis University.