Maureen W. McClure is the director of IISE. A former chair of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in the School of Education, she is also affiliated with both Global Studies in the University’s Center for International Studies (UCIS) and Cultural Studies in the Dietrich School.
Her research focuses on education in the generational interest. To this end, she has worked in financially challenged environments, both locally and globally. She frames generational succession as a “wicked” problem, needing to encompass many different and often contradictory points of view. She refers to education for generational transition as the intersection of nations of place and nations of time.
Much of her international work has been directed to education nations with crises both locally and globally. Locally, she focuses on school finance, strategic planning and online learning, and has received a National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow Award.
Her international work as director of the Global Information Networks in Education (GINIE) project was supported by USAID, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR and the World Bank. She looks at Internet development to share low cost, high impact access to those working in national emergencies, particularly natural disasters and conflict. In addition, she has served on national level education policy teams working in Bosnia, China, Indonesia, Iraq Jordan, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone, as well as globally online.