Anthony S. Bryk, Ed.D.


Dr. Anthony Bryk is the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is leading work on transforming educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning. Formerly, he held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 2004 until assuming Carnegie’s presidency in September 2008. Previously, he was the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the sociology department of the University of Chicago, where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement and the Consortium on Chicago School Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and was appointed by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences in 2010. In 2011, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bryk’s latest book is Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, which uses improvement science to show how a process of disciplined inquiry can be combined with the use of networks to adapt and scale promising interventions in education. He is also a founding member of the Friends of Evidence, a group convened by CSSP, and he holds a B.S. from Boston College and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.