Leadership
Senior Team

“Nothing is more important for the world than nurturing critical wisdom. I founded Minerva to be the only institution in the world to systematically do that.”

“As accreditor, dean, and consultant, I've been part of the dramatic change in higher education over the last 20 years. At Minerva I have a chance to help make its vision a reality.”

“Minerva's emphasis on practical knowledge, the four core competencies and interdisciplinary majors across five colleges helps our students succeed in our complex 21st century.”

“Brilliance and drive know no borders. I’m proud to be a part of the team that helps find the students who make up Minerva’s incredible community.”

“Minerva allows me work in an environment where cross-cultural learning is not only valued, but seen as essential to learning and the development of future leaders.”

“I believe Minerva is the single most important innovation in higher education in my lifetime. I am thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.”

Division Heads, Associate Deans, and Faculty
Division Heads

“A thorough grounding in the logical analysis of arguments and the use of computational tools to solve problems is the sine qua non to be a citizen of modern society.”

“People are social beings. The social sciences provide a systematic understanding of ourselves, our groups, and our institutions, as well as our motivations and beliefs.”

Associate Deans

“The Minerva experience provides students with an incredibly comprehensive and supportive learning environment. It is an honor to be a part of this amazing institution.”

“Minerva’s curriculum may be the only thing I know for which the reality is more impressive than the hype. You really have to see it.”

Professors

“The classes at Minerva are dynamic and fast-paced. At the same time, they allow me to connect and engage with every single student.”

“It’s a challenging task to turn students into leaders who are global citizens and critical thinkers. Minerva pursues this task daily by creating a dynamic learning environment.”

“Good conversations have always been what's transformed us. Now we're able to have conversations with people around the world every day. It's a new ordinary, and it's revolutionary.”

“The combination of global experiences and small, engaging seminar classes is profoundly meaningful and transformative for both Professors and students.”

“We live in a time of rapid technological improvement. It's long past time we improve how we learn, too.”

“Minerva’s dynamic classes are designed to integrate the science of learning into the art and practice of teaching.”

“My research on learning led me to Minerva. I am excited to put theory into practice at the first university built on the science of learning principles.”

“Minerva offers a global experience that is unmatched and positions students in the driver’s seat of their own education — and our future. I am glad it’s here!”

“Learning for the sake of knowledge is a privilege; learning for the sake of others is a duty.”

“The best part of this job is engaging with the incredible student body. Day in and day out, students at Minerva never cease to amaze me.”

“Our learning experiences stress creativity and critical thinking for the sake of a sustainable and equitable world.”

“Minerva’s classes are dynamic, partly because of the platform and partly because of the students; they constantly push themselves to think more deeply, creatively, and carefully.”

“The dynamic collaborations I experience daily at Minerva with students and colleagues broaden the context of my own work and continually inspire growth.”

“It’s a critical time in Earth’s history. Solutions to global environmental issues require a global vision, which is why I’m thrilled to teach talented, international students here.”

“Classes at Minerva are more engaging, intellectually enriching, and skillfully designed than any I have experienced elsewhere; it’s exciting to be part of something so dynamic.”

“Minerva's mission is to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world. It is rewarding to see students engaged in that mission everyday in class and in their amazing cities.”

“I teach to cultivate curiosity and to help others achieve new understanding. And I teach because I love to learn. We all benefit when embracing the unfamiliar becomes habit.”

“Teaching, done well, should be a source of intellectual development and inspiration for students. I joined Minerva to be able to provide these benefits to students in my classes.”

“Minerva is in many ways the ideal place to study social sciences. No other university allows you to experience so many societies while simultaneously learning in the classroom.”

“I'm thrilled to be part of an institution that cares so much about how students learn.”

“Nothing beats getting to spend your time tackling problems that are deeply important to you. Doing that at Minerva, with incredible students and colleagues, is icing on the cake.”

“The Active Learning Forum at Minerva provides a unique opportunity to reach students around the world. I look forward to engaging with them in this novel learning environment.”

“At Minerva, ‘global‘ is more than a buzzword. I am excited to help build a new – genuinely global – model of university that fosters horizontal transnational exchanges.”

“We are fortunate to be part of this unprecedented transformation of higher education. I'm excited to see how Minerva's innovation will impact the world!”

“The extraordinary pedagogical methods Minerva uses to equip students with advanced skills to develop innovative solutions for complex global challenges make each class priceless.”

“The arts invite us into the world, while also giving us the space to imagine how it might be otherwise. I think education should do the same.”

“Minerva’s platform and curriculum foster intimate and engaging examinations of complex ideas, providing the foundation for innovative approaches to analyzing the past and present.”

“Decades old educational models are in dire need of disruption. I am thrilled to be a part of Minerva spearheading the new wave in learning.”

“Universities typically house innovative people in ancient structures of teaching and learning. It's exciting to subject universities to scrutiny, creating new ways to teach.”

“By promoting practical knowledge and far transfer, we encourage our students to prepare for who they want to become and what they want to do in an ever challenging world.”

“At Minerva, a holistic education is our goal. The curriculum helps achieve this by providing curious, talented minds with the tools to unravel the mysteries of the universe.”

“From scientifically proven pedagogy to working with students to develop constructive mental and social habits, Minerva really is the next evolutionary step in higher education.”

“I am excited by Minerva’s use of technology to keep students fully engaged in class, creating the ideal environment for learning to happen.”

“What excites me is not just the current amazing state of Minerva classes, but the commitment to continued improvement every year from experience and data.”

“Minerva puts pedagogy research into practice across their curriculum. I’m excited to be a part of a passionate faculty leading active learning classes where all students can learn.”

“Seeing students tackle new concepts, grapple with the intricacies of them, and finally master them with enthusiasm is a totally addictive process for me!”

“Minerva’s platform allows its global members to share their unique perspectives into constructive dialogue, an essential ingredient to effective learning.”

“At Minerva, we not only teach the role of science in producing creative solutions, we actually employ innovative technology and educational science to maximize student learning.”

“The best philosophy engages with the world as we find it. Who better to study the subject with than students who have chosen to travel while they learn?”

“One of the best ways to engage with the different people and places of the world is to study artistic culture. Our students have an exceptional opportunity in this regard.”

“With students from around the world, I'm constantly having my perspective broadened. I love that at Minerva, we have embarked on an educational adventure together.”

“I am passionate about providing talented and hard-working students from around the globe the tools that will help them reach their full potential. That is why I joined Minerva.”

Staff
Admissions Team

“Growing up, I had to work harder to compensate for not knowing how to play the college admissions ‘game.’ At Minerva, college is something you earn — not win. Game over.”

“I’m drawn to Minerva’s vision for transforming higher education; how it challenges students to think unconventionally and empowers them to explore limitless possibilities.”