The WISE Research Series


Ms Julia Freeland Fisher

Position: Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute
Country: United States of America
Julia Freeland Fisher is the director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute. She leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. Her team aims to transform monolithic, factory-model education systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential.
 
Julia has published and spoken extensively on trends in the EdTech market, blended learning, competency-based education, and the future of schools. Her recent white papers focus on how disruptive innovations are changing the education landscape. 
 
Julia’s current research focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know – their stock of “social capital” – by enhancing their access to and ability to navigate new peer, mentor, and professional networks. 
 
Julia holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School.
2017 Session