Consortium for Policy Research on Education
Jon Supovitz is co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research on Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts research on how education organizations use different forms of evidence to inquire about the quality and effect of their systems to support the improvement of teaching and learning in schools. While studying policy analysis at Duke University, Supovitz first focused on education leadership and policy.
Before earning his doctorate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, he gained middle and high school teaching experience in Queretaro, Mexico, and Boston, Mass. Upon completing his degree, Supovitz worked as a research associate at Horizon Research in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he directed the evaluation of the New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative and evaluated the effectiveness of electronic “netcourses” for teacher enhancement. He joined CPRE in 1997 as a senior researcher and the faculty at Penn GSE in 2005.