Carnegie Foundation President To Speak At Texas A&M Wednesday

Anthony S. Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will present his views on organizing schools for improvement at a 1 p.m. presentation. Wednesday (May 16) in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University.

In his current role, Bryk is leading work on strengthening the research and development infrastructure for improving teaching and learning. From 2004 until assuming Carnegie’s presidency in September 2008, Bryk held the Spencer Chair in Organizational Studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Bryk’s lecture, sponsored by Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development and Educational Leadership Research Center, is free and open to the public.

Byrk’s main areas of expertise are school organization, education reform and educational statistics, officials note.

Prior to his service at Stanford, he held the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education post in the sociology department at the University of Chicago. He was founding director of the Center for Urban School Improvement which supports reform efforts within the Chicago Public Schools and launched the university’s professional development charter school in the North Kenwood/Oakland neighborhood. Bryk is also founding director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research.

In 2003, Bryk was awarded the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Prize for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Scholarship and the Distinguished Career Contributions Award from the American Educational Research Association. He is also a former fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. Most recently, Boston College conferred an honorary doctorate of Human Letters for his contributions to educational reform.

For questions about the program, contact Mary Henderson at or (979) 862-4267.

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