Fleming is a Senior Director and Member Ed.Speaker with EAB. He presents and discusses EAB’s strategic research at forum meetings and on college campuses across the United States, Canada, and the UK. Fleming works with a diverse range of audiences, including provosts, deans, advancement officers, and higher ed. administrators in colleges, universities, and university systems. He joined EAB from the Advisory Board Company, where he taught highly interactive healthcare workshops in over 30 topics, from instilling accountability to leading amidst uncertainty. Prior to this, Fleming servedas a higher-education consultant at Huron Consulting Group, assisting major research universities in their efforts to expand their funded-research portfolios and to comply with regulations regarding the use of federal research funding. Fleming has also taught Harvard Negotiation Project principles to Wall Street investment banks and has served as teaching and research assistants at Cornell, Boston, Columbia, and Oxford Universities. Fleming and his wife live in Beaufort, South Carolina. He enjoys wine-tasting, croquet, fiction-writing, and fly-fishing and is an aspiring pilot, sculler,and bee-keeper.
Fleming received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University, where his research focused on the importance of community and institutional culture in the design and implementation of land & economic-development plans in developing countries. This research involved collaboration with government officials, NGOs, academics, and community members in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa. This work earned him an invitation to the United Nations and an award for outstanding human-welfare research, and his first peer-reviewed publications appeared in 2018.Prior to earning his Ph.D., Fleming received an MA in Higher Education from Columbia University, where he studied education law, university operations, theories of learning, and curriculum development. He also holds law degrees from Cambridge in England and Boston University, as well as an MBA from Cornell and a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa and the UK Teaching Fellowship.