Nancy Glock-Grueneich

April. 2002

Nancy Glock-Grueneich is Vice-President for Learning of the Foundation for the California, responsible for the development of partnerships and programs. She is also founding President of a non-profit, HIGHER EDge whose goal is to enlarge the capacity of higher education to contribute to a livable future and a Board Member for the Educational Object Economy. Her doctorate is from Harvard University in Philosophy and Education and she holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Sociology from California State University at San Jose—including lower division work at Sacramento City College.

Dr. Glock-Grueneich has spoken and written on the future of higher education in a global knowledge economy, new roles for educators, critical thinking, integrating the disciplines, curriculum design, multi-cultural curricula, managerial writing, and performance-based learning. She is currently working on a book, Reclaiming the Higher Purposes of Higher Education”: Truth, Technology, and Transformation in a Global Community and a textbook on critical discourse: What Do You Mean, How Do You Know, and So What?

Dr. Glock-Grueneich was senior staff in the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges for 13 years, in charge of curriculum development and training for a system of 107 colleges and 65,000 staff and faculty, and author of the Curriculum Standards Handbook. She has taught educational and organizational theory, policy, and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels for twelve years and also sought to work in as many non-academic sectors as possible. As a consultant with her own business, she trained federal managers in performance management and problem-solving, was a senior technical writer for Data General Corporation, and conducted an anthropological study on symbolic motivators & inhibitors for smoking. She also developed curricula for adult native Americans, conducted a follow-up study of the success of high school vocational education graduates, and ran an exceptionally successful multi-cultural parent education program for families undergoing desegregation in Boston.