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Nancy W. Gleason

New York University Abu Dhabi

Nancy W. Gleason, PhD is the inaugural Director of the Hilary Ballon Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Assistant Professor of Practice in Political Science at New York University Abu Dhabi. Previously, she directed the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. In her role she guides faculty in the pedagogy of liberal arts education which transfers interdisciplinary competencies for a digital economy, such as critical thinking and creativity. Her research has focused on climate change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s implications for higher education, workforce training, and the future of work. She has published and consulted widely in these areas and is the editor of Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Springer, 2018). She holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from George Washington University.

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