Luke Taylor-Ide

Instructor & Regional Academic Director

  • Ed.M. Harvard University
  • B.A. College of the Atlantic

Luke Taylor-Ide combines academic interest in applied education with a parallel field-oriented approach to social change, having had extended, multi-year assignments in Afghanistan, India, and rural America. In Afghanistan he led in completing a rigorous community-based health survey, then shepherding's its findings into new national health policy enabling women. In India he focused on studying the traditional socio-economic relationships of indigenous tribal groups, and addressing the impacts of modernization on sustainable living. As Regional Academic Director of Appalachian programs at Future. Edu, his present interests focus on the intersection of local agriculture economies, community-based preventive healthcare, and entrepreneurship.