Dr. Amardeep Kahlon
Dean of the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
Dr. Kahlon is a nationally recognized leader in competency-based education (CBE) with a passion for innovation. With over two decades of experience in higher education, she is dedicated to delivering high-quality, equitable, robust, and flexible face-to-face and online programs focused on access and outcomes.
Her many previous roles include faculty, administrator, consultant, and researcher. She has rich experiences in working across the board — with industry, students, faculty, and other institutions of higher education. Further, she has provided consulting to both US and foreign institutions.
Dr. Kahlon spent a sabbatical year (2013-14) in India as the founding Dean of Academics at an emerging new university. She has presented at local, state, and international conferences, been invited to speak in different forums on the topic of CBE and innovation in higher education, and presented as a keynote speaker. In addition, her honors include being profiled as a top ten innovator by The Chronicle of Higher Education and various teaching excellence awards.
Prior to joining Unity College, Dr. Kahlon served as an Assistant Dean of Distance Learning and External Partnerships as well as the director of the Women in Technology Program at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. In addition, she has been a teaching professor for over two decades.
Kahlon earned a Master’s in Computer Science from Binghamton University and a doctorate in Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dan Summers II
Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
Summers comes to America’s Environmental College with extensive expertise in higher education. His past work includes serving as Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Southern Vermont College. Most recently he was the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Hiram College in Ohio.
In his previous positions Summers contributed to the development of a new tuition model. He also improved student recruitment and retention by streamlining operations and has played a role in the launch of various online, low residency, and specialized certificate programs.
Summers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is also an alumnus of the College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy.