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Director, National Education Policy Center
Professor Kevin Welner is director of the National Education Policy Center, housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education. He is interested in understanding how high-quality research is (and is not) used in policymaking. He also studies school reform, education rights litigation, and research about educational opportunity. He has authored or edited nine books and more than 80 articles and book chapters. His most recent books are Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance, Think Tank Research Quality: Lessons for Policymakers, the Media, and the Public and Exploring the School Choice Universe: Evidence and Recommendations.