Dr. Nicole Brittingham Furlonge is professor of practice and executive director of the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College Columbia University. She is also an instructor in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and is co-founder of LEARNS Collaborative, a catalyst for human-centered, equitable change in organizations. A first generation college student, Nicole earned her Ph.D. and B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Teachers College, Nicole served as Director of Teaching and Learning at the Holderness School. She has taught English and served as English Department Chair and Director of Diversity at several independent schools, including St. Andrew's School (Delaware), The Lawrenceville School, and Princeton Day School. Nicole is the author of Race Sounds: The Art of Listening in African American Literature, published by the University of Iowa Press. Nicole has previously served on the boards of People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos and Village Charter School in Trenton, NJ. Currently, she serves on the board of the Tang Institute at Phillips Academy (Andover), The School at Columbia University, and International School Services (ISS). Nicole's research examines the intersections between listening, systems thinking, cognitive science, social justice, and school leadership. She is the proud spouse of Nigel Furlonge (Klingenstein alum) and mom of three children plus their aussiepoo.


Private School Leadership (ORLA 4071), Practicum (ORLA 5362), Equity, Inclusion and Strategic School Leadership (ORLA 5199)