|University of Chicago||1995|
|Postdoctoral Lecturer, Molecular Biology & Science Education|
|University of Illinois at Chicago, D.A.||1989|
|University of Chicago, M.S.||1986|
|Pennsylvania State University, B.S.||1984|
|Molecular & Cell Biology|
As Chief Experience Officer and President of Alpine Access University, Dr. Kruper is responsible for the overall Alpine Access employee experience and the enabling systems to support that experience. He also directs the company’s efforts to develop the industry’s foremost virtual talent acquisition, development, and measurement services to develop a new breed of customer care representatives able to provide total satisfaction to each and every customer.
Kruper lead development of Alpine Access University’s proprietary and 100% virtual recruiting and training technology operations that processed 360,000 applications and delivered 1,000,000 hours of scheduled training in 2011. As a member of the core management team, Kruper has helped drive 9 consecutive quarters of double-digit y/o/y growth; most notably highlighted by 42% FY 2010 and 53% FY2011 growth.
Dr. Kruper was initially trained as a molecular biologist at Penn State University and the University of Chicago. After completing a doctorate in science education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he did post-doctoral work in the learning sciences at the University of Chicago. Before joining Alpine Access in November, 2007, Kruper held positions as Chief Learning Scientist at Cardean Learning Group (formally UNext), Senior Lecturer and Director of Academic Computing at the University of Chicago, Director of Educational Computing at Allegheny College, and Assistant Director of the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
He has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels. His research areas include socio constructivism, cognitive apprenticeship, and communities of practice; software projects and eLearning courses developed by Kruper have won awards from EDUCASE, LGuide, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, and the American Society for Training & Development.
Specialties:distance learning, elearning, online communities, communities of practice, constructivism, situated learning, information architecture, usability, human computer interaction, interaction, design, world wide web standards, project management, business analysis, talent management, talent acquisition, talent analytics, talent development, agile, process reengineering, strategic consulting