Wayne Gersen

Wayne served as a public school superintendent for 29 years, retiring from that career after leading Hanover-Dresden-Norwich schools in 2011 and working most recently as an education consultant. He has a longstanding interest in economic policy-making, particularly at the state and federal level. As a public school administrator he grappled with several philanthropic paradoxes.

Course Title: The Philanthropy Paradox: Do the Donations of Billionaires Help or Hurt Our Economy? (Winter Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

"Mr. Gersen was so well‐prepared with slides, video clips, and plenty of optional readings. It's a thought‐provoking topic and there was plenty of time for offering opinions and discussion. I was impressed by Wayne's ability to create a coherent course with a wide variety of information."

"Wayne is a skilled discussion leader who listens well and does not seek to advance his point of view at the expense of others."