Marshall Smith


Member Since: 1989

Marshall “Mike” Smith recently retired from the federal government where he served the last time for 17 months as a Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education in the Obama administration. Before that he was the program director for education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, from 2001 to 2008. Prior to that, he was acting deputy secretary and under secretary for seven years in the Department of Education during the Clinton Administration. During the Carter Administration, he was chief of staff to the secretary of education and assistant commissioner for policy studies in the Office of Education. During the Ford administration he was the Associate Director at the National Institute of Education. While not in government, he was at different times an associate professor at Harvard, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Stanford University. At Stanford, he was also the dean of the School of Education.

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