Dr. Nancy Glock-Grueneich has her doctorate in Philosophy and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Working from her conviction that “higher education should be that education which elicits and enables our higher purposes, in community,” “Dr. G-G” is among the many seeking to fulfill Antioch’s defining mission in the world. For Antioch Midwest, she teaches a graduate course in critical thinking for writing and serves as graduate residency adjunct faculty. She encourages students in their passion to “achieve some victory for humanity” both by further developing their capacity for rigorous thinking and by focusing their attention on “what’s working in the world” as a source of realistic hope, inspiration, and practical guidance.
Her focal areas include the philosophy and future of higher education, especially in response to global conditions; leadership and policy development; participatory governance in social systems; and institutional transformation. She recently returned from two years teaching English in Jinan, China. Before working for Antioch, she had taught applied philosophy, policy development, and organizational theory, and later managerial and technical writing, in several colleges. For 15 years, as a state official in the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, she oversaw curriculum design and trained 1,200 faculty on the infusion of critical thinking across the curriculum.