Jan Morrison is the Founder and Senior Partner of the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) and has served as the Senior Consultant for College Ready STEM Education as well as Post-Secondary Success for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Innovate to Educate, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Senior STEM Education Consultant for the Ohio STEM Learning Network and many other statewide STEM networks, and served as an advisor with the White House and Department of Education for the past four administrations. Currently, Jan and TIES serve as the designer and lead for the National STEM Funders Network, a collaboration of more than twenty-eight STEM funders seeking to fund STEM for the USA with greater return on their investment and therefore for the nation’s students. Jan and TIES are co-designers of the STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative of the STEM Funders Network and run its National Community of Practice, 54 STEM Learning Ecosystems current with 100 within three years.. Jan consults with MIT Center of Bits and Atoms, The Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Chevron, Siemens America, NASA,Virginia Tech, North Carolina New Schools Project, many state governments seeking to create statewide STEM networks, STEM platform schools, programs and many more STEM institutions.
With an international vision for STEM education, Jan was adviser to the National Academy of Engineering as it developed the Engineering for K-12 Education report and reviewed the Achieve-authored Next Generation Science Standards. Jan and TIES organized the Race to the Top STEM Conference, which served to educate thirty states on the vital importance of STEM education and public-school transformation and is now assisting numerous states as they seek to implement their STEM vision through STEM network design and implementation.