Mark Schneider
Vice President, Institute Fellow

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Charter schools
  • Data and statistics
  • Data and statistics

Mark Schneider is a vice president and institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research. Prior to joining AIR, he served as the U.S. commissioner of education statistics from 2005 to 2008. He is also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and distinguished professor emeritus of political science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author of numerous article and books on education policy. His most recent book, “The University Next Door,” a study of regional public campuses, was edited with KC Dean and published in 2014 by Teachers College Press. His 2000 book, “Choosing Schools” won the Policy Study Organization’s Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award. Schneider has been working on increasing accountability by making data on college productivity and student success in the labor market after graduation more publicly available. To that end, he is one of the creators of, where he serves as president. In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on postsecondary education that year.