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Michael Feuer, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor of Education Policy
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University

Michael Feuer is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Professor of Education Policy at The George Washington University, and President of the National Academy of Education.  Before coming to GW in 2010, Feuer held several positions at the National Research Council of the National Academies: he was the founding director of the Board on Testing and Assessment and most recently served as the executive director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

Prior to joining the NRC he was a senior analyst and project director at the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment.  Feuer received his BA in English from Queens College (CUNY), an MA in public management from the Wharton School, and a PhD in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the faculty at Drexel University from 1981-1986, and has taught courses in education policy and research at Penn and Georgetown.

Feuer consults regularly to educational institutions and government in the US, Israel, Europe, and the Middle East. He has published in education, economics, philosophy, and policy journals and has had reviews, essays, and poems in newspapers and magazines in Washington, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York.  His most recent book, “The Rising Price of Objectivity: Philanthropy, Government, and the Future of Education Research,” was published by Harvard Education Press in November 2016. Feuer is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Educational Research Association, and co-chair of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE).  In 2014 President Obama appointed Feuer to the National Board of Education Sciences.

Feuer lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Regine. The Feuers have two grown children.

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