Dr. Justin Aglio is the interim vice president for Outreach and Executive Director of the Readiness Institute at Penn State. During his short tenure at Penn State, Justin launched several new projects including the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp in Pittsburgh, PA and the Hope Moonshot project spanning in over 30 countries and every 3-12 classroom in Pennsylvania. In addition to his duties at Penn State, Justin is an author, speaker, and serves on several community boards, such as the Moonshot Museum.

Prior to assuming his role at Penn State, Justin was an international award-winning educational leader, serving as a teacher, principal, district leader, adjunct professor, and visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. He started several all-new initiatives in public education, including the first K–12 artificial intelligence program in America, and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Presidential Maker Roundtable discussion at the White House. His thoughts on academic achievement, equity, leadership, STEM, artificial intelligence, personalized learning, and innovation have been featured in such publications as Forbes, Education Week, American School Board Journal, and School Administrator. Dr. Aglio has been a keynote speaker and presenter at a variety of regional and national conferences including ASCD, ISTE, and FETC.

Twitter: @JustinAglio


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