Hank Nourse leads instructional design and program development for the Global STEM Alliance, the Academy's bold initiative to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education worldwide. He provides strategic consulting and thought leadership to commercial and nonprofit education agencies, and is a member of IBE-UNESCO’s technical working group on Future Competencies and the Future of Curriculum.
Hank joined the Academy in 2015, bringing more than 15 years of experience in the educational publishing and education technology industries. During that time, he specialized in the creation of adaptive instruction and assessment programs for the K–12 market. He spent over 10 years at Scholastic, a global children's publishing, education, and media company, where he helped develop industry-leading education technology products such as READ 180, System 44, and iRead. He holds a Master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University.