Emily Musil Church, PhD

Executive Director, Prize Operations, Global Learning XPRIZE

I Prize Technology for Social Good.

Emily Musil Church is a strategist and thought leader combining the worlds of research, innovation, and global development. Dr. Church is the Executive Director of the Global Learning XPRIZE, and also works on education and outreach for the Foundation. 

Prior to joining XPRIZE, she spent over a decade in academia where as a professor she specialized in African history, human rights, and women’s global issues. 

Dr. Church has a Ph.D. and M.A. from UCLA, and a B.A. from Drew University. She won a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and has conducted in-depth research in over a dozen countries on three continents. She serves on the OECD’s Senior Advisory Group for Blended Finance and the Advisory Board of the Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions.