Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tony Bryk Named Carnegie President

The Carnegie Foundation board has named Tony S. Bryk (Standford) as its next president, effective August 2008.  Here is an excerpt from the announcement:

The Board of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named Anthony S. Bryk, whose work has informed and inspired school reform efforts, the next president of the Foundation, effective August 2008.

Bryk has held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University since 2004. He came to Stanford from the University of Chicago where he was the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the sociology department, and where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement, which supports reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. Bryk also created the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a federation of research groups that has produced a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform. His current research and practice interests focus on the organizational redesign of schools and school systems and the integration of technology into schooling to enhance teaching and learning.

"Tony is a perfect match for the Foundation," said David S. Tatel, the chairman of the Carnegie Board, and a United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. "He has a tremendous ability to think and act across disciplines and to bring together theory and practice. I have no doubt that he will maintain Carnegie's rigorous intellectual standards, while further advancing its national presence."

To see the full announcement, go to the Carnegie Foundation website.

DAB

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