A new life chapter with edtech innovation at UNC Chapel Hill!


Hi friends, I’m so very proud to announce that I’ll be joining the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill to serve as a professor and Director of MEITE, their new M.A. in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship! MEITE works in partnership with the Kenan-Flagler School of Business to evolve the next generation of educational innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs. Graduate student studies are customized among three areas: learning sciences, edtech, and business. Students also serve in a year-long internship, and learn to prototype, develop business plans and pitch their ideas.

While the intensive year-long program is currently offered on-campus, our goal is to extend our outreach internationally with an online option in the very near future (I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to those who know me!). This is an excellent opportunity for educational innovators interested in starting edtech companies, educators who wish to develop products and/or services to sell, programmers who want to develop and sell education apps, or innovators who are leading educational change inside their institutions and building learning environments of the future.

This program is one-of-a-kind in the country. Geographically centered around the Research Triangle Park and working in partnership with the Kauffmann Foundation, opportunities for education innovation abound! There is a Serious Games initiative that I can’t wait to explore 🙂 I’ll also be working with Distinguished Professor Keith Sawyer on his CREATE initiative to build an edtech innovation cluster. And I’ll be close to all the great work Lucas Gillispie is doing with Minecraft in Schools and EPIC Academy–can’t wait to see what unfolds there.

We’re still accepting enrollments for fall, would love to have you join us! Email me directly at lmdawley@gmail.com for more information. Tar Heels here I come!

Did you know?

  1. UNC Chapel Hill is the nation’s first state university, founded in 1793.
  2. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked Carolina the #1 Best Combination of Top-Flight Academics and Affordable Costs in American public higher education for the 16th time.
  3. UNC was ranked the 5th best public university in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 “Best Colleges” guidebookThis is 16th consecutive year UNC has made this list.
  4. #1 among major U.S. universities in the percentage of African-American students in the first-year class, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, for six of the previous nine years.

3 thoughts on “A new life chapter with edtech innovation at UNC Chapel Hill!

  1. Jodane Christoffersen July 5, 2017 / 9:37 PM

    Congratulations Lisa! Sounds exciting! They are lucky to have you!

  2. lucasgillispie July 10, 2017 / 6:25 AM

    Welcome to North Carolina! We have the best educators you’ll find anywhere. Can’t wait to partner on future projects!

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