Chief Executive Officer
Chiefs for Change
Michael Magee, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of Chiefs for Change. Prior to working at Chiefs, he co-founded and was CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA). Before starting RIMA, for a dozen years, Magee taught American literature and philosophy at Haverford College, Wheaton College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2004, his book Emancipating Pragmatism, won the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Studies. He is a Pahara fellowship moderator and sits on the board of New Teacher Center. Magee has a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.