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Jeanne Narum

Learning Spaces Collaboratory

Jeanne L. Narum is the founding principal of Learning Spaces Collaboratory, the founding director of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) and director of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO), all located in Washington, D.C. A nationally recognized advocate for undergraduate education, her activities collectively reflect her commitment to ensure today’s undergraduates—no matter their background or career aspiration—have access to learning environments that equip them to be tomorrow’s leaders. During the past twenty years, PKAL has played a major role in catalyzing discussions about the why and how of transforming undergraduate programs in STEM fields. Narum has facilitated opportunities for informed conversations among early-career STEM faculty, within and between STEM disciplinary societies, engaging leaders and leadership teams from campuses and organizations across the country. Narum received the 2010 Founder’s Award from the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), was made a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), received the award for academic excellence from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), a lifetime achievement award from Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, and a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association. She was named an AWIS fellow by the Association for Women in Science and is a St. Olaf College Distinguished Alumna.