Jonathan Gyurko, PhD
President and Co-Founder
Dr. Gyurko’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
Dr. Gyurko is President and Co-Founder of ACUE. He served as an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and was the inaugural Harber Fellow in Educational Innovation at Wesleyan University. While teaching college and graduate seminars, Gyurko recognized first-hand the importance and efficacy of high-impact teaching techniques. ACUE’s mission stems from his desire to help more faculty use approaches that will deepen student learning.
While teaching, Gyurko was also President of Leeds Global Partners, an education consultancy. At Leeds, he led major engagements for the Abu Dhabi Education Council, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Gulf University of Bahrain, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Connecticut Department of Education, among other domestic and international clients. Prior to Leeds, Gyurko served as a senior advisor to the President of the United Federation of Teachers and as a senior official with the New York City Department of Education.
Gyurko was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his BA. He holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a PhD in Politics and Education, also from Columbia. His research and writings have been published by Harvard Education Press, the Politics of Education Association, on Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Gyurko began his career as a teacher at Tiger Kloof School in South Africa.