Senior Research Fellow, Higher Education
Michelle Rhee-Weise follows all of the rapidly evolving blended and online developments in academia. Her research delves into learning to do, competency-based learning, student-learning outcomes, assessments, and public-private partnerships. Michelle helps to educate policymakers, news outlets, and conference panels on how the theories of disruptive innovation inform our understanding of the changing academic terrain in higher education. Her voice has been featured in the New England Journal of Higher Education, KQED, USA Today, National Journal, Venture Beat, GigaOm, and Information Week.
Prior to joining the Institute, Michelle served as a tenure-track professor in the English department at Skidmore College, teaching 20th- and 21st-century American and Asian American literature. She moved on to become the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Fidelis Education, an education technology start-up intent on building a military-to-civilian career transition for U.S. service members.
Michelle received her BA in literature from Harvard University and her MA and PhD from Stanford University in English literature. In 2005, she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea.