David T. Conley
CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center, Oregon
David Conley is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education, University of Oregon. He is the founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon, and founder and chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center. He conducts research on issues related to college readiness, college and high school course content analysis, high school-college alignment and transition, and large-scale diagnosis and assessment of college readiness. His published findings include: Who Governs Our Schools? (2003) and College Knowledge (2005). His most recent book, College and Career Ready (2010), features case profiles of America's most college-ready high schools, and informs policymakers, administrators, teachers, parents and students how they can develop a culture rooted in postsecondary success. Conley received a BA with honors in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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