NU Graduate School of Education: Bridging Innovation and Education for Global Impact

Friday, July 26, 2024, 10:30am - 1:30pm ET

Campus: Boston


Northeastern University Alumni Center
716 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Join us at our Graduate School of Education Community Event.

On Friday, July 26, we’ll be hosting our annual Graduate School of Education (GSE) community event—featuring a panel discussion moderated by Corliss Thompson, PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education, followed by a reception where you’ll be able to meet and mingle with GSE faculty, students, and alumni as well as Boston-area educators and community leaders and members.

Our panel will explore innovation in the educational setting on a global scale. There will be time for audience members to ask questions and speak with the panelists. 

Event Details

Meet Our Moderator and Panelists

Corliss Thompson, PhD

She has been a full-time faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University since 2013 and has taught research methods, research design, and social justice courses.

Thompson has been involved with NExT, the Global Network of Experiential Educators, at Northeastern since its inception.

She is passionate about using culturally relevant and experiential approaches in her teaching and mentoring.

Alex Fronduto, PhD

He is an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education in the College of Professional Studies. He holds a BS in Chemistry and Premedical and Health Studies, an MEd in Higher Education Administration, and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. His research spans lab-based sciences to educational methods, and he has extensive experience in enrollment management, including recruitment, staff supervision, operations, and marketing. He teaches courses on higher education and supervision, and also chairs and reads dissertations for Doctor of Education students. He is an active member of New England Association of College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and he has presented at their conferences.

Chris Unger, EdD

He is a teaching professor in Northeastern’s graduate programs in education, including the Doctor of Education program. His focus is on learner-centered and agency-focused schooling, educational entrepreneurship, and support of change agents. With over 30 years of experience, he has worked on school, district, and state improvement efforts in the U.S. and South America, including at Brown University and Harvard’s Project Zero. At Northeastern since 2010, he supports doctoral students and promotes learner-centered learning communities. His expertise includes education entrepreneurship, experiential learning, school design, and networking.

Joe McNabb, PhD

He is a professor of the practice in the Graduate School of Education. Previously, he was president of Labouré College for eleven years and a commissioner for the New England Commission of Higher Education. He has served on various boards, including those of teaching hospitals and nonprofits. A founding member of the College of Professional Studies Faculty Academic Council, he is active on numerous committees and chaired the College of Professional Studies All-College Committee in 2023–2024. He has also served on the Northeastern University Faculty Senate and holds editorial roles, contributing to peer-reviewed journals and co-editing two books. He holds a BA from Boston University and a PhD from Northeastern University.