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M. Jayne Fleener

Professor

Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development & Co-Program Coordinator Adult Workforce and Continuing Professional Education & Former Dean, College of Education, North Carolina State University

310N Poe Hall, 2310 Stinson Dr.

919-515-1202

https://blockchaineducation.info

Bio

Dr. Fleener focuses her futures work on facilitating and supporting organizational, community and individual learning and leadership. Her research explores personal and social learning and transformation to understand and rethink the future of adult learning and the need for preparing adult learners and leaders for creating sustainable and productive communities of the future. She works with entrepreneurs, futurists, ecosystem builders, female leaders and innovators to research how adult learning and leadership should help adults adapt to and participate in a rapidly changing and diverse society.

Jayne Fleener has 40 years of professional education experience. She was the dean of the colleges of education at NC State and Louisiana State Universities and associate dean at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her administrative experiences, she has taught at the K-12 and post-secondary levels. Dr. Fleener is an active researcher and mentor of graduate students. She has published widely in areas such as learning theory, organizational theory, curriculum theory, mathematics education and philosophy covering topics such as time, relationship and postmodern logics, chaos and complexity, dynamical change, and futures. Her two books have been translated into Chinese.

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction; Dissertation: Using the computer as an instructional tool to aid in mathematical problem solving from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988
M.A.T. in Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983
M.A. in Philosophy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980
B.A. in Philosophy from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1978

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Scholarly Publications

  • Chaos & Complexity Paradigm Shifts
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Futures Research
  • Time – Relational Time
  • Process Philosophy
  • Public Policy
  • Teacher Education

Services and Engagements

  • 2016-present Professor, Department of ELPHD, College of Education, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 2015-2016 Professor, Friday Institute for Educational Research, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 2010-2015: Dean, College of Education, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • 2004-2010: Dean, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2004-2010: E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2009-2010: Founding Board, Louisiana Connections Academy Virtual Charter School
  • 1999-2004: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2001-2004: Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1991-2004: Mathematics Education Certification Chair, University of Oklahoma
  • 1989-2004: Mathematics Education Program Area Coordinator, University of Oklahoma
  • 1995-2001: Associate Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1989-1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 1985-1989: Teacher, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Durham Academy, Durham, NC (Head Varsity Softball Coach: 1986-1989)
  • 1983-1985: Teacher, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Durham City Schools, Durham, NC. (Department Chair: 1984-1985)

Research Areas