Advisory Board

Dr. John W. Moravec

John W. Moravec, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development and the Innovation Studies/Master of Liberal Studies graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. He is the principal of Education Futures LLC; a cofounder of the Horizon Forum, a roundtable on the future of education at all levels; and is the editor of Education Futures.
John is concerned about human capital development as society approaches an increasingly complex and ambiguous future. Technological change drives social change, and its impact is accelerating exponentially. Our schools, universities, and other institutions must leapfrog ahead of this curve for all people to compete in highly globalized, knowledge- and innovation-based societies. His work focuses on exploring this “New Paradigm” and the new approaches to leadership and human capital development required. His approach is global in scope, and he actively collaborates with colleagues in the United States, Latin America, China, and Europe.
He is the author and coauthor of several articles, including “A New Paradigm of knowledge production in higher education” in On the Horizon (2008). His research and action scholarship agenda are focused on the convergence of globalization, knowledge society, and accelerating change in education; and building positive futures for “PreK-21” education.
John earned a Ph.D. in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in international management from the University of St. Thomas, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University in Washington, D.C.
Watch TEDxLaguna – John Moravec – Leapfrogging toward knowmad society, An invitation to join Invisible Learning: Designing cultures of sustainable innovation, and Dr. John Moravec. Read Education Futures; an interview with John Moravec. Read his blog and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.