Jonathan SupovitzJonathan Supovitz

Jonathan Supovitz is a Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). He holds a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley; a master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a doctorate in Education Policy from Harvard University. He is an accomplished mixed-method researcher and evaluator and has published findings from numerous educational studies and evaluations of school and district reform efforts. He has presented his work both nationally and internationally on state and local policy design and implementation; school leadership development and practice; data use and continuous improvement initiatives; classroom formative assessment practices; and state and district test-based accountability policies. He has been a lead and co-investigator of numerous federal and foundation sponsored research projects. He is also a member of the committee revising the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards. He directs the Evidence-Based Leadership strand of the Mid-Career Educational Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Supovitz recently concluded a four-year study of district Common Core policy design and school implementation in the New York City schools. He is currently leading a large-scale evaluation of a formative assessment initiative in the School District of Philadelphia.


Alan J. DalyAlan J. Daly, Ph.D.

Alan J. Daly is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, received a Masters of Science in Counseling from San Diego State University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to the university, Daly had over 15 years of public education experience in a variety of positions ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator, providing him with a solid grounding in the world of practice. Daly has presented at the local, state, national, and international level regarding his research and practical work in organizational learning, policy implementation, social networks, and educational reform. His research and teaching primarily focuses on social network theory and analysis, leadership, educational policy, and evidence use.


Miguel del FresnoMiguel del Fresno, Ph.D.

Miguel del Fresno is a professor at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) in Madrid, Spain as well as holding academic appointments in the Masters of Communication program at UPV (Bilbao), UPV (Valencia), UAB (Barcelona), UCM (Madrid), and University of Sevilla, Jaume I (Castellón) in Spain. He is a visiting professor at University of Valparaíso (Chile) and University of the Republic of Uruguay (Montevideo) and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; and the University of Potsdam (Germany). Professor Del Fresno earned his Ph.D. in Sociology (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia), an MBA and Executive Masters in e-Business from IE Business School (Madrid), and a Masters in Information Society and Knowledge (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). Prior to his academic career he was a Director of Marketing and Communications for Elsevier Spain for over 15 years as well as founding member of Casa del Libro ( His research interests include netnography, social network theory and analysis, and public policy. Professor del Fresno has published widely including a several books and multiple peer reviewed articles.