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Dan Huttenlocher
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January 27, 2014: Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost of the Cornell NYC Tech Campus

Among other topics, Dan discusses the following with Metis Strategy:

  • Cornell Tech NYC’s mission and how it has positioned its curriculum at the crossroads of commerce and academia
  • Why Cornell chose to locate the school in New York City, rather than on its Ithaca main campus
  • The school’s matrixed learning structure and three organizing themes, which focus on customer-centric technology
  • How the school is building a culture that equally values real-world engagement and academic accomplishments
  • Dan’s definition of success for the school
  • Eye on the trends: Innovation in educational content delivery, MOOCs, IT as an increasingly user-centric field

Dan Huttenlocher’s Biography

Dan is the Dean and Vice Provost of the Cornell NYC Tech Campus. As Dean, he has overall responsibility for programmatic aspects of the new campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus’ degree programs and research. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, he is developing strategic plans for the most effective ways of working with companies and early stage investors in New York City as well as overseeing the faculty recruitment and entrepreneurial initiatives of the campus.

Dan has a mix of academic and industry background, having worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and served as CTO of Intelligent Markets, as well as being a faculty member at Cornell for two decades.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and currently serves as a Trustee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview