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Martin Kurzweil

Martin Kurzweil is director of the Educational Transformation Program at Ithaka S+R, where he is involved in analyzing, commenting on, and advising clients about educational and organizational policies. He is currently focusing on issues of governance in colleges and universities and on evidence-based strategies to improve student learning outcomes.

From 2012 to 2014, Martin was an academic fellow at Columbia Law School, where his research and teaching focused on administrative law, federalism, and organizational governance in the context of K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining Columbia, Martin was senior executive director for Research, Accountability, and Data at the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw school evaluation and internal and external research for the 1.1-million-student district. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Martin clerked for Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and has also worked as a litigator at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, and as a researcher at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Martin's publications on higher education include Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education  (with William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin), which received the 2006 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award, and Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values (with William G. Bowen and Sarah A. Levin). His writing has appeared, or will soon appear, in The Harvard Law Review, The California Law Review, Harvard Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and FORWARD.