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Michelle R. Weise, PhD

Michelle R. Weise, PhD

Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Innovation, National University System

Michelle R. Weise, PhD, is the author of Long-Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet and runs Rise and Design advisory services. Previously, Michelle served as a senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group. Prior to joining Imaginable Futures, Michelle was the chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network’s Institute for the Future of Work, and Sandbox Collaborative, the innovation center of Southern New Hampshire University. With Clayton Christensen, she coauthored Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution (2014) while leading the higher education practice at Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation.  

Michelle also advises BrightHive, Strategic Education’s HIRE board, MIT SOLVE, Village Capital, Western Governors University Teachers College, Clayton Christensen Institute Social Capital R&D Project, and World Education’s Personal and Workplace Success Skills Library. She has also served as a commissioner for Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning, Harvard University’s Task Force on Skills and Employability, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education.

Her board affiliations include: Board Member, projectBASTA; Advisory Board Member, Hitch Works, Inc.; Advisory Board Member, Clayton Christensen Institute Social Capital R&D Project; Senior Advisor, BrightHive; Education Advisory Board, Bayes Impact; and Advisor, National College Transition Network Personal and Workplace Success Skills Library.