Fern Khan is Dean Emerita, Division of Continuing Education, Bank Street College of Education, where she developed and supervised a wide range of continuing education programs including the Liberty Partnerships Program for students who are at risk of dropping out of school; Partners for Success, a family support and education program; and programs whose focus is on school reform. Prior to working at Bank Street College, Ms. Khan worked for 18 years at LaGuardia Community College, where she was the Associate Dean for the Division of Adult and Continuing Education and developed and implemented a City University-wide education program for paraprofessionals working in the New York City public schools. She is acknowledged as an innovator in program development in public and private post-secondary education. Her programs, many of which began as pilot projects, have been replicated throughout the city, state, and country. Ms. Khan holds a B.S. in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University.