Bluestocking Education
Higher Education Operations Experts

Bluestocking Education: About

Operations Consultants and Subject Matter Experts.

Collaborating with a cadre of functional experts, Bluestocking Education has over 30 years of experience in adult and online education. The team is committed to helping colleges and universities future-proof against a rapidly changing higher education landscape by creating sustainable and scalable solutions. BE's depth of expertise in operations, research, and strategy transforms institutions.


Principal Consultants



Jessica Gammon

Jessica has been on the leading edge of higher education marketing and program development since 2004. At Compass Knowledge Group (now part of Pearson Education), she launched programs in healthcare, business, and education and grew these program suites to thousands of steady-state enrollments. As managing director, Jessica led program operations – research, strategy, marketing, recruitment, retention and instructional design – for a portfolio of public and private university partners.

Jessica draws on her operational expertise to help non-profit colleges and universities build internal operations expertise. She is a sought-after mentor for training and coaching, and she loves helping administrators, staff, and faculty to better enjoy their jobs.



Harvard University
Master of Management (in progress)

Indiana University
B.A., Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

•Online Learning Consortium
•American Marketing Association





Virginia Bagley

Virginia’s passion is working with institutions to design and implement high-quality distance education programs. Through her experience at Duke University and the University of Central Florida, and online program management companies Compass Knowledge Group (now Pearson) and Keypath Education, she gained experience in curriculum and program development, instructional design, recruiting and admissions, student and program management for online and campus programs, and alumni relations.

As a former online program administrator and a graduate of an online program, Virginia understands how to create engaging, high-quality distance education programs that exceed the needs of students, faculty, and institutions.


Drexel University
M.S., Higher Education

University of Florida
B.A., Political Science

Activities & Affiliations

•Online Learning Consortium




Drew Bagley

Drew helps institutions of higher education to grow sustainably and in line with their missions. He has worked with universities and higher ed service providers on three continents to plan and launch new programs, evaluate potential vendors and partners, and determine whether to outsource or build capabilities in-house.

Drew was a key member of the management team at Compass Knowledge Group (now part of Pearson Education), which pioneered the online program management services industry. Through a variety of operational and finance roles, he has developed methods and models for selecting, structuring, and growing degree and certificate programs while minimizing financial and academic risks.

In addition to advising universities, Drew volunteers as an adult literacy tutor and is a member of Doane University’s Board of Trustees. The son of professors, Drew believes that college campuses, whether physical or virtual, are hallowed places.



Duke University
Master of Business Administration

Rice University
B.A., Linguistics

Activities & Affiliations

•Trustee, Doane University
•Literacy tutor and trainer, Adult Literacy League