Innovation at Parsons School of Design with Debbie Gibb

Debbie Gibb is the Senior Managing Director of N Ventures at the New School for Social Research where she leads a team that’s expanding access to Parsons School of Design. She joins host Mike Palmer in an exploration of her perspectives on innovation, partnerships, leadership, and higher education.

Debbie tells her origin story and describes the innovation projects she leads that span online courses with companies like Coursera, 42 Courses, Future Learn and Yellow Brick to licensing deals to partnerships in K12 like their recent work with the City of Newark to launch Newark School of Fashion and Design.


We look for lessons learned from Debbie’s experiences at American Express and more recently at the New School as she provides advice and perspectives on the shifting world of work and the risks and opportunities facing the field of education in these transformative times.

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