Jane C. Edmonds is a Senior Fellow at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies, where she teaches graduate level courses in higher education and leadership. Ms. Edmonds is also a visiting teaching fellow and lead faculty member in the College’s Global Leadership Program at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She has more than 30 years business experience, and has successfully led and managed small and large business and government organizations.
Prior to joining Northeastern, she founded and led her own business for more than twenty years. In recent times, she served as a member of Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet and as head of the MA Department of Workforce Development. She was also appointed by Governor Michael S. Dukakis as Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”), the civil rights law enforcement agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, she has served as a twice elected official in local politics and served on a variety of for-profit and non-profits boards. In 2012, Ms. Edmonds spoke on the final day of the Republican National Convention, where she discussed her experience working with Governor Romney.
Ms. Edmonds holds a B.A. from Harvard University, cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.