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. His areas of speciality include education policy, school leadership, professional development, data use, classroom formative assessment, and state and district standards and accountability systems. He directs the Evidence-Based Leadership strand of the Mid-Career Educational Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Excecutive Director of the CPRE Knowledge Hub (, a virtual space that brings researchers, policymakers, and practitioners together to learn and collaborate on challenges in the education field.


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 senior marketing and communication consultant and researcher in social network analysis and netnography. He is a professor in the Masters of Communication program at UPV (Bilbao), UPV (Valencia), UAB (Barcelona), UCM (Madrid), and University of Sevilla, Jaume I (Castellón) in Spain, as well as a visiting professor at University of Valparaíso (Chile) and University of the Republic of Uruguay (Montevideo). He is a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; and the University of Potsdam (Germany). Del Fresno earned an MBA and an Executive Masters in e-Business from IE Business School (Madrid), as well as a Masters in Information Society and Knowledge (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and a Ph.D. in Sociology (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia). He is a founding member of and has worked professionally as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Elsevier Spain and Casa del Libro.


Christian KolouchChristian Kolouch

Christian Kolouch is a research specialist for CPRE at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Though he took a circuitous path to research, working in a variety of capacities in a variety of cities and countries, he has always been driven by an organic interest in linguistics and cognition. He is currently determining his area of study for doctoral work, but he plans to further focus his attention on Cognition or Neuroscience. He has hopes to begin his PhD. in the fall of 2018.