Anthony Bryk


  • Research and methodology
  • School reform
  • Technology and learning

Anthony S. 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 by 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. Before arriving at Stanford he was the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the sociology department at the University of Chicago, where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement and created the Consortium on Chicago School Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and was appointed by President Barack 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 holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a doctorate from Harvard University. His most recent book is titled “Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better.”