Christine Barrow, Ph.D.


Christine joined Education Strategy Group in 2021 to design, lead, and support efforts focused on increasing the postsecondary attainment of credentials of value. In this role, she advances collaborative, evidence-based postsecondary initiatives toward improving student outcomes and eliminating equity gaps.

Christine has over 20 years of experience creating the programs and strategic partnerships that transform learner paths to the workforce. Prior to joining ESG, Christine served as an accomplished postsecondary leader at Prince George’s Community College. During her tenure as Dean of the Division of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), she led key institutional elements of Guided Pathways implementation, credit/non-credit organizational and credential alignment, and student success program development. She helped secure over $30 million in grants for the College and its partners and she led complex, regional partnerships of local school systems, higher education institutions, community organizations, and employer partners. Christine also served as a professor and department chair of biological sciences.  She has created programs to increase student engagement, accelerate student progress through dual enrollment and early/middle college, and facilitate teacher professional development. During her early career, Christine served as a molecular genetics research scientist for the National Institutes of Health.

Christine earned her Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis in molecular genetics from Howard University and her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Tuskegee University.

Why are you in this work?

Learning is transformational, from the daily lives of individuals to the culture of communities and the creativity that powers global innovation. Education must be accessible, equitable, and holistic. Creating the supports and structures that facilitate the connection between education and learning, between learners and educators, and between talent and employers is critical. Personally and professionally, I’ve seen the impact. So, I have a passion for contributing to this work.

Why ESG?

People. Mission. Impact. Education Strategy Group is a change agent because the team cares about the learners and equitable systems that contribute to successful outcomes for the learners. ESG models diversity, collaboration, and community in its work. I’m excited to work with a forward-thinking team that shares my energy and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

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