Senior VP of Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer,
Strada Education Network
Michelle Weise, senior VP of workforce strategies and chief innovation officer at Strada Education Network, helps institutions and their leaders navigate the dynamics of disruption across a rapidly changing academic terrain. Her work informs policymakers, community leaders, academic administrators, and innovators about how the theories of disruption clarify our understanding of the industry’s transformation. Weise’s seminal book, Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution, co-authored with Clayton Christensen, unveils the tectonic shifts to come, and discusses how online competency-based education will revolutionize the workforce and disrupt higher education. Weise’s research delves into student-learning outcomes, assessments, and public-private partnerships. Her voice has been featured in the New England Journal of Higher Education, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and USA Today. Dr. Weise serves on the Commission on the Future of Higher Education for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as on the Executive Council of WCET – The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. She has held instructional positions at Skidmore College and Stanford University. A former Fulbright Scholar, Weise is a graduate of Harvard University; she earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Stanford University.