Dr. Glenn Kleiman » Leadership Team
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. Currently, Dr. Kleiman leads the development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan for K-12 Education and the Friday Institute’s Massive Online Open Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) initiative. Dr. Kleiman was a member of Governor Perdue’s Education Transformation Commission and the North Carolina eLearning Commission, for which he was chair of the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee. Dr. Kleiman 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. 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 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.