George Ingram is a senior fellow at Brookings Institution’s global economy and development department, as well as its development assistance and governance initiative. Additionally, he served as chair emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, an association of more than 400 companies and non-governmental organizations working to increase resources for and maximize use of U.S. policies and programs abroad.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is an incredibly critical period in a child’s development. This is when they form social skills, self-worth and an understanding of the world around them.
In addition to family lessons, children gain invaluable knowledge from their peers and educators. That is why so many initiatives are made to enhance education during this crucial period.
National University’s Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (BAECE) program serves as an excellent example. According to assistant professor Laura Alvarado, students complete at least five hours of field experience during their tenure in the program.
She explains that students enrolled in her course “Play as Pedagogy” often observe play with young children inside the classroom to gain insight into how play can be used as an effective form of learning and how to incorporate it into their lesson plans.
George Ingram has extensive professional experience, having held leadership roles in both government and non-profit organizations. His knowledge of international economic and development policy is second to none.
Through his career, he has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to American leadership in global development. His knowledge, thoughtfulness, persistence and ability to foster consensus are unsurpassed.
He is an advocate for improving educational outcomes in developing countries and is a member of the Basic Education Coalition, an organization committed to increasing use of evidence-based educational policies there. He previously served as co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and currently holds a senior fellow position at Brookings Institution.
Achievements and Honors
George Ingram was Australia’s final recipient of the Victoria Cross, Australia’s highest decoration for gallantry “in the face of enemy combat”. As such, he earned himself the distinction as being among only four Australians to receive this honor during all of World War One.
He served in the Royal Australian Engineers from 1917 until 1918, when he was promoted to lieutenant. Following his service overseas in France, he was awarded with the Military Medal for his actions near Bapaume.
Graduating from the University of North Carolina, he holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (first year spent in Bologna, Italy) and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. From 1998-2000 he served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
George Ingram had a deep-felt devotion to his family, friends, and country. He also had an inspiring spiritual life and loved fishing with his friends and family.
He was an accomplished writer, with stories appearing in The Inquirer, Press of Atlantic City and Times of Trenton. Additionally, he worked as a public relations practitioner.
He served as director of public relations and communications at the university, overseeing its news bureau, publications office, and health sciences center public relations. Furthermore, he was accountable for advertising, drafting the president’s annual report, and writing for radio station WRTI-FM at the university.
George Ingram was a renowned British singer who tragically passed away four years ago today at his home in Goring-on-Thames. A talented and versatile performer, his net worth at death stood at PS148million.
He was born in Montclair, New Jersey to George and Frances Elizabeth (Watts) Ingram.
His early career saw him working as an apprentice carpenter and joiner before joining the Australian Army. During the First World War, he earned himself a Military Medal.
His professional career has seen him play linebacker for both San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. With an enthusiastic fan base and lucrative endorsement deals with Nike and Panini, he earns a substantial income.