Nancy D. Dickson

AUIB Project Director

Nancy Dickson is the Project Director for Peabody’s partnership with American University of Iraq, Baghdad (AUIB) to design and launch a new college of education focused on teacher training and development.  Nancy also teaches in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations (LPO). Previously, she lead the Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange program for educational leaders from around the globe.  Additionally, she has served as the Project Director for the Abu Dhabi Leadership Induction Program as well as the program manager for the Tennessee/Shanghai Leadership Collaborative here at Peabody. Additionally, she consults with the Tennessee Board of Education and Tennessee Department of Education in the areas of service learning and charter school authorization.

Before working at Vanderbilt, she was the Director of Operations and a founding team member of LEAD Academy, a charter school network in Nashville. While teaching 4th grade in Washington, D.C. public schools, Nancy collaborated with National Geographic, Meridian International, and George Washington University to provide citywide professional development and teacher preparation programming.

As an active member in the community, Nancy has served as the board chair for many of Nashville’s educational organizations. She holds a Doctorate of Educational Leadership and a Master of Public Policy degree from Vanderbilt, and a Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University.