Poston Day, Director of Standards and Interoperability, coordinates
Blackboard’s standards efforts and serves as primary liaison
to standards bodies. She also directs the Building Blocks
program, Blackboard’s open architecture that enables third-party
developers to integrate their tools, systems and services
with the Blackboard platform. Jan has more than 14 years of
experience in project management, software engineering and
business development. Prior to joining Blackboard Jan worked
for Booz-Allen & Hamilton and NASA.
up Jan’s favorite teacher was Mr. Linkins, her 7th grade Geography
teacher. Mr. Linkins inspired in Jan a life-long love of the
study of our world and how we relate to it. This in turn led
Jan to earn two degrees in Geography. Her husband still wonders
why she can’t fold a map correctly.
lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with her husband Charles
and her 8 year old Airedale Terrier Gemma. When Jan has some
free time she can be found knitting, brewing beer or reading
science fiction novels.