ADAM GAMORAN

Adam GamoranAdam Gamoran joined the William T. Grant Foundation as president in September 2013.  Previously he held the John D. MacArthur Chair in Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In a research career spanning three decades, Gamoran conducted a wide range of studies focusing on inequality in education and school reform.  At the Foundation, he is leading a new initiative to support research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality, and continuing the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to improve the use of research evidence in decision-making.  His recent writing includes essays such as “The future of educational inequality: What went wrong, and how can we fix it?” (William T. Grant Foundation, 2016) and research articles including “Does racial isolation in school lead to long-term disadvantages? Labor market consequences of high school racial composition” (American Journal of Sociology, 2016).  Earlier works include the edited volume, Standards-based reform and the poverty gap: Lessons for No Child Left Behind (Brookings Institution Press, 2007).  He chaired the Independent Advisory Panel of the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education for the U.S. Department of Education, and currently chairs the Board on Science Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering.  He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was twice appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Board for Education Sciences.

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