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Glenn Kleiman


Executive Director, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Professor, Digital Learning and Teaching

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Glenn Kleiman is the Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and a Professor at the NC State University College of Education. A cognitive psychologist by background (Ph.D., Stanford, 1977), his work in education has spanned basic and applied research, curriculum development, software development, providing professional development for teachers and administrators, policy analyses, and consulting for school districts and state departments of education. Prior to joining NC State University in July 2007, he was Vice President and Senior Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Newton MA, where he directed the Center for Online Professional Education and was Co-Director of the Northeast and Islands Regional Education Lab. He has been the principal investigator on several NSF-funded projects, including the one that developed the MathScape: Seeing and Thinking Mathematically middle school curriculum, published by Glencoe/McGraw Hill, and a research project on the effectiveness of online professional development for mathematics teachers. He was also on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1995-2007 and was education chair of the Harvard/EDC Leadership and the New Technologies Institutes. Dr. Kleiman was a member of Governor Perdue’s Education Transformation Commission and the North Carolina eLearning Commission. He also played a lead role in the development of the North Carolina Race to the Top proposal, which received $400 million of funding from the U.S. Department of Education.


Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from State University of New York at Buffalo

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