Dr. Blake Wiggs
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Blake Wiggs is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Innovation Project. Prior to joining TIP, Dr. Wiggs was a Research Scholar at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where he partnered with districts to design adult learning experiences for teachers, coaches, and administrators. His responsive approach to facilitation is informed by his experience with community organizing and work in education to create a more just, anti-racist world.
In addition to providing high-quality professional learning experiences across North Carolina, Wiggs co-authored the book, Rethinking Classroom Design: Create Student-Centered Learning Spaces for 6-12th Graders with Edutopia Blogger, Todd Finley. Most recently, Dr. Wiggs has been conducting research in Peru and collaborating with Unlocking Silent Histories and the Kusi Kawsay Association to make culturally sustaining practices visible through community-led voice.
Dr. Wiggs earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his M.A. in Teaching and B.A. in Anthropology from East Carolina University. As an Educational Policy Fellow and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education alumni, he is committed to the intersection of equity, innovation, and policy.