John Katzman

Founder and CEO of Noodle, Co-founder of 2U, Founder of Princeton Review

John Katzman is the founder and CEO of Noodle, a network of elite universities using technology to raise engagement and capacity while lowering administrative costs. Prior to getting it right, he founded and ran 2U, which is involved in online learning, and The Princeton Review, which helps students find, get into, and pay for higher ed. Katzman is the co-author of five books, and has served as a director of several for- and non-profits, including Carnegie Learning, Renaissance Learning, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Most importantly, he is married to Alicia Ernst; they have a son (28) and daughter (25).


AI and a New Approach to Student Services and Academic Support

US university spending on academic support and student services has risen by 200% in the past 15 years, and now exceeds spending on teaching. Using AI to improve those services will be as critical to transforming higher ed as it will to improve instruction, driving retention, cost-reduction, and resilience.