Michelle R. Weise

  • Strada Education Network

Michelle R. Weise leads Strada Education Network’s workforce strategies, specializing in disruptive innovation and the future of learning and work. As the Chief Innovation Officer of the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, Weise researches how to connect adult learners more directly to meaningful employment pathways throughout their working lives. Weise is also a regular columnist for EdSurge and a senior advisor to Entangled Solutions. She serves on MA Governor Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong learning, the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and on the education advisory board for Village Capital. Before joining Strada, she designed and led the Sandbox ColLABorative, the innovation lab of Southern New Hampshire University. Sandbox was an extension of Michelle’s former work as the Senior Research Fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. There, she co- authored a book with Clayton M. Christensen about how online competency-based education will revolutionize the workforce and disrupt higher education titled, Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution. Weise commentaries and research have been featured in a number of publications such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Inside HigherEd, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and PBSNewshour. Weise is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Harvard and Stanford.