Founding Director, The Futures Initiative; Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cathy Davidson

Cathy N. Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and appointed in 2011 to the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama, is a leading innovator of new ideas and methods for learning and professional development–in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life.  She is a frequent speaker and consultant on institutional change at universities, corporations, non-profits and other organizations, and writes for the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Times Higher Ed, as well as many other academic and trade publications in the U.S. and abroad. Her current book project, to be published by Basic Books, offers a model for revitalizing education where humanists and artists work with scientists to redesign education for the next generation of leaders of this fragile, complicated, interconnected world.