Brandon Busteed
Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development


  • Teacher effectiveness

Brandon Busteed, executive director of education and workforce development, leads Gallup’s education work. His work integrates Gallup’s research and science on talent selection, strengths, engagement and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness and educational outcomes. With Busteed’s leadership, Gallup Education has released several ground-breaking Gallup studies. These include “State of America’s Schools: The Path to Winning Again in Education,” which explores student and teacher engagement in public schools, and “Great Jobs, Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report,” a comprehensive, nationally representative study of U.S. college graduates. Busteed is the founder and former CEO of Outside The Classroom, a company that pioneered adaptive online education in alcohol abuse prevention. He has written frequently for The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post and other publications and has has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today and on NPR and the TODAY show. Busteed received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Augustana College.