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Andrew Nelson

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Sr Director, Shared Prosperity
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8305
Instructional Professional
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8305

Andrew is the Senior Director for Shared Prosperity in the Office of Applied Innovation at Arizona State University. In this role, he initiates, manages, and advances projects to support the economic health and vitality of the communities ASU serves. Among his projects is the Alliance for the American Dream, an initiative of Schmidt Futures aimed at sourcing solutions to increase by 10% the net income of 10,000 local middle-class households.

Andrew previously served as a Program Manager and University Innovation Fellow, where he managed a diverse project portfolio primarily supporting the conceptualization, growth, and management of collaborative networks to facilitate university impact at scale.

Before joining ASU, Andrew consulted with more than 100 public schools in the American Southwest, supporting the implementation of evidence-based approaches to improve schools’ performance on academic, operational, and financial frameworks. As a 2010 Teach For America corps member, Andrew taught middle school science, leading his students to the largest year-over-year improvement on the state test of any grade or subject in Arizona. Andrew earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University; his research focuses on improving educators’ capacity for the efficacious use of data to inform their decision-making.

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 301Cross-Sector Collaboration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 301Cross-Sector Collaboration