Advisory Board

The Friday Institute’s Advisory Board is made up of leaders from schools, universities, businesses and government, all of whom share a deep commitment to innovation that will improve schools. The board meets annually to discuss the strategic directions of the Friday Institute, and its members provide consultation and advice to the Friday Institute leadership team throughout the year.

Board members:

Dr. Ron Bailey 
Department Head, Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

J.B. Buxton
Principal Consultant, Education Innovations Group

Dr. Charlene M. Czerniak
Distinguished University Professor of Science Education, University of Toledo

Dr. Shelley Goldman
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Ann Goodnight
Director of Community Relations, SAS

Wes Hall
Executive Director, STEMx, Battelle Memorial Institute

Kevin Howell
Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University

Keith Krueger
CEO, Consortium on School Networking (CoSN)

Evan Marwell
Founder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway

Dr. Jim Pellegrino
Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Education and Co-Director, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago

Patricia Willoughby
Former North Carolina State Board of Education Member and Former Executive Director of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education

Shawna L. Young 
Executive Director, Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)

Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz
Dean, NC State University College of Education (ex-officio member)