Developed by Leaders

Admired experts and leaders in fields such as education theory and practice, literacy, math, business and organizational leadership, and the military contributed to NISL’s curriculum and course content.

Explore NISL’s Expert Panel of Contributors

Education Theory and Practice

Tom Sobol

Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Barry McGaw
Deputy Director for Education, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Sam Stringfield
Director, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University

Peter Hill
Secretary General of the Hong Kong Standards and Assessment Authority; Former Director of Research and Development, National Center for Education and Improvement

Literacy

Lucy Calkins
Founding Director and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Gay Su Pinnell
Writer, known for her work in investigating, implementing and developing the Reading Recovery Program

Sally Hampton
Former Senior Noyce Foundation Fellow and Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Chair of the Common Core English language arts standards work group; and now Senior Fellow, Pearson School Achievement Services National College

Catherine Snow
Henry Lee Shattuck, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Barbara Foorman
Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Academic and Reading Skills at the University of Texas, Houston, Health Science Center

Math

Li Ping Ma
Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in New York

Phil Daro
Former Executive Director, California Institutes for Teacher Professional Development, University of California; Senior Associate, NCEE; Chair of the Common Core mathematics standards work group; and now Senior Fellow, Pearson School Achievement Services National College

Business and Organizational Leadership

Peter Senge
Senior Lecturer, MIT; Chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning

Lester Thurow
Professor of Management and Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Marie Eiter
Director of Executive Education, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Military

Tom Moorman
USAF, General (Ret.), Former Commander, Space Command; Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

John Fryer
USAF, Major General (Ret.), Former Commandant, The National War College; Former Superintendent of Schools, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL

Terry L. Deibel
Former professor of foreign affairs strategy at the National War College for more than three decades, author of four books, including “Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft” (2007), which elaborated what became known as the “Deibel Model,” of developing diplomatic strategies.

Captain George E. Thibault
Former professor emeritus National War College, Chairman of Military Strategy Department at the National War College and first adjunct professor for the Naval War College

Science

Andrew S. C. Chen
Ph.D., President, EduTron Corporation and for over a decade served as Principal Research Scientist at MIT

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