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David Fields

Professor of Practice and Senior Fellow


David Fields, Ph.D., is Professor of the Practice within the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University and Senior Fellow with The Burnes Center for Social Change. He brings over 20 years of higher education experience building, launching, and scaling industry aligned programs. He served as interim Dean for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University where he inspired and sustained the College’s academic vision and direction for 11,000 students and 1,000+ faculty across twelve campuses and three continents. David’s research background is in international higher education and the global workforce. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.

At the Burnes Center, his work includes supporting AI for Impact, and its InnovateMA co-op program in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Through AI for Impact, students use artificial intelligence and human-centered design to deliver cutting-edge projects that solve public sector problems and improve lives.

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