Nick Swayne

James Madison University

<p class="MsoNormal">Nick Swayne, PhD., is the Executive Director of 4-Virginia, the 4-VA Campus Coordinator for JMU, and faculty in Learning Technology and Leadership Education at James Madison University. In his capacity as Executive Director, he leads the collaboration of Virginia’s eight partner institutions in meeting the mission to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve the efficiency and economic impact of higher education across the Commonwealth. He is a retired Army officer with 26 years of service, the founder of  JMU X-Labs, faculty advisor for the Stanford University Innovation Fellows, founding mentor in the Stanford Faculty Innovation Fellows program, the Executive Director of Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League, co-chair of the Veteran Scholar’s Task Force, co-founder of the Harrisonburg Regional Veterans Collaborative.  Nick is an alumnus of the School of Strategic Leadership, completing his doctorate in postsecondary innovation systems.  He is serving as Vice-Chair in his fourth four-year term on the Harrisonburg City School Board.

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Innovation Spaces are Just the Tip of the (systems) Iceberg: Transforming Hidden Networks into Sustainable Practice part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Events:Meetings and Conferences:Transforming Institutions Conference 2021:Program:Presentations:Session II
Presenters will map the systems change processes necessary to realize the benefits of creating new physical innovation spaces--agnostic/neutral spaces, made accessible to all, and inclusive of instruction about the ...