Martin Kurzweil

Martin Kurzweil

Director, Ithaka S+R Educational Transformation Program

Martin Kurzweil is director of the Ithaka S+R Educational Transformation Program, where he is involved in analyzing, commenting on, and advising higher education leaders about educational and organizational policies. He is currently focusing on issues of governance in colleges and universities and on evidence-based strategies to improve student learning outcomes.

 

From 2012 to 2014, Martin was an academic fellow at Columbia Law School, where his research and teaching focused on administrative law, federalism, and organizational governance in the context of K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining Columbia, Martin was senior executive director for Research, Accountability, and Data at the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw school evaluation and internal and external research for the 1.1-million-student district. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Martin clerked for Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and has also worked as a litigator at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, and as a researcher at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.