David M. Steiner is Founding Director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House and the Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean at the Hunter College School of Education. His work at Hunter has achieved national recognition for innovation in video analysis, clinically-rich teacher preparation, and partnership with charter school networks. As Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, he took a lead role in the State’s successful $700 million Race to the Top application to support the redesign of state standards, assessments, and teacher certification requirements. Dr. Steiner consults regularly with governments, school districts, and universities. He has served on federal, state, and foundation-funded education reform initiatives and authored books, book chapters, and more than fifty articles.