Member Since: 1994
Anthony S. Bryk served as the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 2008 through 2020, where he led the efforts to transform educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning. He is now president emeritus and a senior fellow. Formerly, he held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. While on the faculty at the University of Chicago, he founded the Center for Urban School Improvement, (now called the Urban Education Institute). He also founded the Consortium on Chicago School Research (now called UChicago Consortium on School Research) that continues to produce a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform. His 1993 book, Catholic Schools and the Common Good, is a classic in the sociology of education. His deep interest in bringing scholarship to bear on improving schooling is reflected in his later volumes, Trust in Schools (2002) and Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago (2010). In his most recent works, Learning to Improve (2015) and Improvement in Action (2020) Bryk argues that improvement science combined with the power of networks offers a powerful new approach to reach our ever increasing educational aspirations.