Maléka Ingram has been appointed as the executive dean for Online Campus at Adler University. In this role, she will oversee academic programming and day-to-day operations of the Online Campus and the Department of Educational Design & Innovation, which also supports the University’s Vancouver and Chicago campuses. Ingram will assume the position August 1 from Atlanta, Georgia.
“We offer a unique model for students to advance social justice and become socially responsible practitioners through our Online Campus,” said President Raymond Crossman. “Maléka’s experience and expertise in education, online learning and technology will bolster our programming for enrolled students around the world, and we look forward to her guidance and leadership as we continue growing these programs.”
Ingram joins Adler from Walden University, where she served as the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. In this role, she provided leadership and oversight for the Office of Academic Affairs, leading services and products for over 10,000 students, managing budgets and teams, directing faculty recruitment, and serving on the Higher Learning Commission accreditation team. Prior, she served at Walden in several roles, including as the associate vice provost for the School of Lifelong and Experiential Learning and dean of Academic Residencies.
Before joining Walden, Ingram held positions at Laureate Education, the University of Baltimore, and Intel Corporation.
Personally and professionally, Ingram has advocated for social justice and supported diversity, equity and inclusion. During her tenure at Walden, she served on or led committees focused on creating diverse and inclusive work environments and classrooms, resulting in several initiatives within Walden’s strategic plan. Beyond academia, she has worked for BIPOC and LGBTQ civil rights for over 20 years, including co-founding a grassroots organization, producing documentaries, advocating equitable land use and voting rights education.
Ingram earned a bachelor’s in English and education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in information and interaction design from the University of Baltimore.