Director of External Affairs,
Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Professor of Practice
Wake Forest University
Jon Clift is an Assistant Professor of Practice with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Affiliate Professor of Practice at the School of Business, and Director of Outreach for the Sustainability Graduate Programs. He empowers students, colleagues, and clients to explore problems and develop new to the world ideas. After spending nearly a decade in the design field as a creative strategist working with startups to Fortune 100 clients, Jon knows we are all creative, and believes that with grit and a growth mindset we can all unlock our creative confidence.
Jon has developed branding solutions for some of the world’s largest firms from VF Corporation to Walmart, implemented transformative courses and curricula at Wake Forest University, incorporated human-centered design and systems thinking as core competencies in graduate programs, and worked with student teams to develop impactful solutions for entrepreneurs, non-profits, and global corporations.
Jon holds a Masters of Environmental Management in Business & the Environment from Duke University.
B.S. in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2002-2006)
M.E.M. Master of Environmental Management, Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University (2011-2013)