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Greg Tuke teaches Social Media and Social Change courses at Seattle University and the University of Washington-Bothell, with a specialty focus in using video and live video conferencing across borders to enhance cross-cultural communication skills. He has written several articles on education change strategies, and is the author of “Creating Powerful Schools, Lessons learned in working to improve public schools”. Further published articles can be found at Tuke International Consulting Blog.
Greg Tuke has 25 years of experience leading non-profit education organizations in the NW. He is the past Executive Director of three organizations; Powerful Schools, a Seattle-based education-reform organization, Bridges to Understanding, an international organization that builds cross-cultural organization through digital story-telling, and The Social Justice Fund, a foundation that funds social change organizing in 5 western states. He has a particular interest in the Middle East, and served as the Global Citizen Corps Manager for Mercy Corps, designing and leading cross-cultural virtual exchanges among Middle East students and activists, and US students.
He currently leads Tuke International Consulting, providing training workshops in social media story-telling and consultation services to local and international non-profit organizations. Of special interest, Greg is consulting with universities locally and internationally to take the lessons learned from his global cross-cultural social media work and apply them to university settings. The ultimate goal is to create a global network of connected universities that can offer a comprehensive, direct engagement global experience for not just a handful of youth at a university, but for all students.