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Marshall Smith

director, education program, Hewlett Foundation

Dr. Smith has been the Program Director for Education at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California since 2001. Prior to that, he was Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Education in the Clinton Administration. During the Carter Administration, he was Chief of Staff to the Secretary for Education and Assistant Commissioner for Policy Studies in the Office 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. At Stanford, he was also the Dean of the School of Education. A member of the National Academy of Education and former chairman of the board of the American Institutes of Research, he has authored a large number of publications on topics varying from computer content analysis to early childhood education to effective schools and standards-based reform. Dr. Smith has served on numerous commissions and committees of the National Research Council and been a consultant to many government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations such as the Education Testing Service, and to foreign governments. Dr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree at Harvard College and both a master's and a doctoral degree in Measurement and Statistics from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.