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Whitney Foster

Whitney Foster

  • Program Manager, St. Jude Global Operations


Whitney Foster has lived all over the country, but is excited to return to Memphis with this opportunity at St. Jude. She received a Bachelor of Arts at Colgate University and has pursued program management roles in education and educational technology.

After a career at Pearson Education in Boston, Whitney moved to Memphis and was a Program Manager with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. In this role, she helped to create web-based intelligent tutoring systems for the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy (CSAL) and the Office of Naval Research. The teams that she managed were responsible for developing curriculum, interpreting scripted conversation into the AutoTutor framework, and designing rich multimedia. The CSAL grant team collaborated with Georgia State University, The University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children to develop the intervention on reading comprehension and to run pilot studies in Atlanta and Toronto.

Prior to coming to St. Jude, Whitney managed the WWAMI Medical Education Program in Bozeman, Montana. WWAMI is a cooperative program for the University of Washington School of Medicine with a focus on making public medical education accessible to Montana residents and on encouraging graduates to choose careers in primary care medicine and locating these practices in underserved areas of the Northwest.