Dr. Dan Wagner

UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy and Professor of Education of International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania

United States of America

Dan Wagner is the UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy, and Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the International Literacy Institute, co-founded by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania , and Director of its National Center on Adult Literacy. Dr. Wagner is also Director of Penn’s International Educational Development Program (IEDP) in graduate study. After an undergraduate degree at Cornell University, and voluntary service in the Peace Corps (Morocco), he received his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan, was a two-year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow at the International Institute of Education Planning in Paris, a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris. Dr. Wagner has extensive experience in national and international educational issues, and has served as an advisor to UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, USAID and others on international development issues. In addition to many professional publications, Dr. Wagner has written/edited over 20 books, and 130 professional publications.