Dwight N. Hopkins

Founding Director

Dwight N. Hopkins has spent over 30 years working in the education industry. He is currently the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, he taught for 6 years at a university in Silicon Valley. Hopkins is a senior advisor at Arcis Capital Partners, a New York City private equity firm targeting digital technology, health technology, and clean technology. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation; a Director at the ACME Society; and an Independent Director of a SPAC.

Hopkins founded and managed a 14-country network focused on youth/student education and women’s advocacy. The countries included Hawaii, Fiji, Japan, Australia, India, England, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and the USA.

Hopkins has been to 40 countries and has taught in China and South Korea. He has held and attended meetings in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North America (including Canada), the Pacific Islands, and South America.

Hopkins spent five years at Groton School (an all-boys boarding school in Massachusetts). He has a BA from Harvard University (with a major in global political economy and Afro-American Studies) and an MBA in social impact investing and global business leadership from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). While at Kellogg, he was a Youn Impact Scholar focusing on social impact investing. He has a Ph.D. in global comparative politics, culture, and theology from Union Theological Seminary (New York City) and a second Ph.D. in history, economics, and religious studies from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).


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