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Paula Harper

Executive Director of Program Development and Management
Address: Innovation Hall
45085 University Drive, Suite 303
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone: 703-726-3660


Paula Harper is the Executive Director of Program Development and Management at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, located in Ashburn, Virginia.  In this role, she serves as a member of the senior management team for the Campus working with the Dean, faculty and senior leadership in strategic planning and identifying on-going academic, research, and community engagement programs to serve the Northern Virginia region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ms. Harper also serves as Co-Director of the GW Teachers in Industry Project, a unique industry-education partnership that serves middle school and high school core content teachers in the Northern Virginia region.  Ms. Harper actively participates in regional economic development as an appointed representative to the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission, member of its Executive Committee and Chair of the Commission’s Committee on Education and Workforce.  Prior to her role at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Ms. Harper served as the Director of Medical Center Faculty Affairs where she was responsible for the administration, coordination, and oversight of academic, professional development, legal, and personnel issues for faculty in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW School of Public Health and Health Services.


B.A. Economics, University of California, San Diego