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John Gould

School of Education | Drexel University|
Associate Clinical Professor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
I have more than 40 years of in-depth experience in the educational field, in which I have specialized on issues surrounding systemic change, leadership development, curriculum innovation and the effective implementation of new technologies in learning environs.

My work and research is informed by a first-hand familiarity with organizational issues, having worked as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, and in other leadership positions within Pennsylvania school districts. I have penned many articles on school innovation and sustainability. Throughout my career, I presented workshops at the local, state, and national levels focused on rethinking the design of schools. I also served as the project manager in charge of crafting a ""shared vision and action plan"" for former Governor Tom Ridge's Pennsylvania Education Network (PEN). Presently I am an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University and co-designer of its Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Change.

I am grounded in “systems thinking,” “Theory U,” design thinking and has a strong commitment to the concept of “learning organizations.” The essential question I asks all to consider is: given the rapid changes in social media, medicine, nanotechnology, the environment, and globalization, how do we cope with the need to innovate and design new learning environs for creating a sustainable future for our children?