Dr. Mark Schneider
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Previous to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as the U.S. Commissioner of Education Statistics (2005-2008). 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, Stony Brook. He is the author of numerous article and books on education policy. His most recent book, Getting to Graduation, edited with Andrew Kelly, was published in 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press. His book, entitled Higher Education Accountability, edited with Kevin Carey, was published by Palgrave in December of 2010. Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?, written with Jack Buckley, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007.
Dr. Schneider's 2000 book, Choosing Schools, also published by Princeton University Press, won the Policy Study Organization's Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award. Schneider has been working on increasing accountability by making data on college productivity more publicly available. To that end, he is one of the creators of www.collegemeasures.org, where he serves as President.
Dr. Schneider received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974.