David Steiner
Executive Director


  •  Academic standards 

  • State policy

  • Assessment

  • Educational standards

  • Teacher certification programs

David Steiner, PhD, is the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, professor of education, member of the State Board of Education, and on the Maryland Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education. He also serves on the boards of Urban Teachers and Relay Graduate School of Education. He served as Commissioner of Education for New York State, as the Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean at the Hunter College School of Education, and as director of education at the National Endowment for the Arts. As New York State Commissioner, Steiner took a lead role in the state’s successful $700 million Race to the Top application to aid the redesign of standards, assessments, and teacher certification requirements. He insisted on including funding for curricula in the grant for the launch of EngageNY, the nation’s most consulted on-line curriculum resources. He directed the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House in New York. He often consults with the federal government, state education leaders, educational reform organizations, and universities. He has authored books, articles, and addressed audiences in the U.S. and abroad.