Dr. Noel S. Anderson assumes the role of National Senior Director of Program with over 20 years of leadership experience developing educational programs. He has worked with large public school districts, charter school networks, and private schools, as well as non-profit organizations leading program and organizational development.
As National Senior Director of Program, Noel's primary responsibilities include strengthening Year Up's core program, overseeing program innovations and quality control across the organization's multi-site network, and providing programmatic thought leadership and expertise both internally and externally.
The recipient of 2008 National Urban League Whitney M. Young Jr. Education Leadership Award, Noel's past experience includes developing the multi-million dollar college access program, "Project Ready", which is currently running in over 26 urban league affiliates across 18 states. He also worked for the YMCA of Greater New York to develop the signature "Teens Take the City" civic education program, and served as the Director of Education at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a national organization that works to provide college access and corporate internships to students of color.
Noel was a tenured professor at Brooklyn College. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous scholarly articles and books, and is a contributor to politic365.com and thegrio.com. Noel has lectured at home and abroad on issues of American politics, urban politics, and social policy, including anti-poverty, disconnection, urban youth, college access, and education.
Noel received his B.A. cum laude from Brooklyn College, M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. from New York University.