The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) announces that Dr. Kelly Page has been selected as the Chief Innovation Officer managing IN2, Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation & Inquiry, and other collaborative initiatives across the Academy.
Dr. Page has been an active member of the IMSA community, serving as a Research Fellow in Social Leadership curating experiences in social leadership, social mediated literacies, and the social design principles of IMSA in addition to leading successful website and social media engagement efforts for the 2018 International Student Science Fair held on IMSA’s campus June 27-July.
“Dr. Page is a strong leader, collaborator and champion for innovation and research,” said Dr. José Torres, IMSA President. She will be instrumental in nurturing faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of the opportunities of the future by spurring design thinking and social leadership and expanding outreach and innovation of our Academy regionally, throughout the state of Illinois and the world,” said Dr. Torres.
Dr. Page has over 18 years of experience working in social design and social learning of social media for startup to Fortune 500 companies, creating truly social cultures, brands and leaders. Her work has been published in leading peer-reviewed business, education and technology journals and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Wall Street Journal. She has received awards from IDMA and a BIMA – Best in British Digital. Dr. Page is regularly invited to speak on topics such as social leadership, the art of social media and women in business, technology and leadership. She has spoken at TEDx, Ignite and Pecha Kucha and opened TEDx Cardiff with her talk “Rediscovering Friendship.”