Ruth Claire Black, J.D.

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Ruth Claire Black, J.D.

Community Advisory Board Member
Executive Director, Online Innovation and Online Education, The California State University System

Ruth Black's Bio

Ruth Claire Black is an experienced university administrator and faculty member with a career focus in online education. Since April of 2018, Ruth has served as the Department Chair of a new MSc in Digital Health Leadership from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London (ICL). Prior to joining ICL, Ruth was a visiting scholar for technology and innovation at Namseoul University in Seoul, Korea. From 2011 to 2016, Ruth served as Executive Director of Online Innovation and Online Education for the California State University System, where she led system-wide initiatives on online program development and delivery. 

Ruth was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. As soon as Ruth completed her cancer treatments and surgeries Ruth was drawn to the work of the Cancer Center and the Community Advisory Board. While Ruth is committed to supporting all forms of cancer research and efforts to find a cure, she is particularly interested in furthering research and understanding of genetic cancers.


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