Nate Anderson is a director at Jobs for the Future, working on the Accelerating Opportunity initiative, a national effort to improve the success rates of students enrolled in Adult Basic Education. For Accelerating Opportunity, he serves as the state coach for Kentucky and the national policy lead for the project. As part of the recently completed Breaking Through initiative, he provided technical assistance to participating colleges in Kentucky, Michigan, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, as well as a cohort of Tribal Colleges. Mr. Anderson is a coach for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education-funded Advancing CTE project, and is involved in a new project looking at incorporating industry-developed massive open online courses into community college career pathways. Previously at JFF, Mr. Anderson worked on Lumina Foundation for Education's Productivity Agenda, an initiative to improve completion rates at two-year and four-year public colleges within the constraints of existing resources. The focal point of this work was the Time to Completion project, which focused on uncovering barriers to timely degree completion and recommending strategies for accelerating student progress.
Before coming to JFF, Mr. Anderson taught English in Japan to middle school, high school, and adult students as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching program. Mr. Anderson holds a bachelor of arts from Bowdoin College, a master’s in Japanese history and Asian Pacific studies from the University of Toronto, and a master’s in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Adult Basic Education, Career Pathways, Competency Education, Credentials