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Mike Magee is President of Minerva University, ranked as the world’s most innovative university by World’s Universities with Real Impact, an organization whose partners include the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. At Minerva University, students from over 100 countries live and learn in immersive learning environments in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hyderabad, London, San Francisco, Seoul and Taipei over four years of undergraduate study. Prior to this, Mike led two non-profit organizations focussed on the transformation of U.S. public education: Chiefs for Change and Rhode Island Mayoral Academies. Before this, for a decade, Mike taught American literature and philosophy at Haverford College, Wheaton College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2004, his book, Emancipating Pragmatism, won the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Studies. He is a 2013 Pahara Aspen Education Fellow and Pahara Fellowship and AGLN moderator. Mike holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from the College of the Holy Cross. He lives in Rhode Island with his three daughters.