The founder of the Liberal Arts Academy is John Muresianu, an historian by training (AB, Harvard 1974, PhD, 1982) whose passion is education but whose day job has been in finance since 1984 (Bank of Boston, 1984-6, Fidelity Investments, 1985-2002, Lyceum Capital, 2002-2005, Maple Grove Advisors, 2009-Present). He was an assistant professor of history at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Muresianu founded the Thinking Citizen in 2015, launched the Education First Party in 2017, and will be running for US Senator from Massachusetts in the 2018 election.
Mr. Muresianu has been a member of the Adams House Senior Common Room, at Harvard College, since 2009. He was a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School from 2009-2010. He has also served as a consultant to the Division of Social Sciences at Harvard as well as an instructor in personal, corporate, and public finance in the Harvard Extension School.
Mr. Muresianu has been designing learning systems in one form or another since 1982 when he wrote A Common Sense Guide to Section Teaching at Harvard. At Fidelity he developed the What Matters Learning System for analysts and fund managers which was first presented in 1998.