92 - Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis ft. Bryan Alexander

March 31, 2023


Bryan Alexander is an awardwinning, internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of higher education’s future. 

He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.

From 2002 to 2014 Bryan has worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies.. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Since 2013, he has been consulting in the higher education space in the United States and abroad.

Bryan speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed.  In 2023 he released his new book: Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Age of Climate Crisis. His other recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12, Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education (which won an Association of Professional Futurists award,, and The New Digital Storytelling.

Bryan is currently a senior scholar at Georgetown University and teaches graduate seminars in their Learning, Design, and Technology program.

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