The 2022 Carnegie Summit brings together practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, policymakers, and others to share how they are using continuous improvement approaches and capturing the power of networks. Summit presenters with diverse perspectives and deep expertise inspire and challenge attendees to ask probing questions about improvement in education. We are excited to announce our Summit 2022 Keynote Speakers. All Summit 2022 presenters will be added soon.
President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching×
Timothy Knowles is the tenth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Prior to joining Carnegie, he founded and served as managing partner of The Academy Group, a new enterprise designed to prepare young people from under-resourced communities to own and operate successful companies, reduce economic disparities, and serve as a human capital engine (built on a sustainable business model) to unlock human potential at scale. Previously, Knowles was the Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. He also established, directed, and served as Chairman of the Urban Education Institute and as the John Dewey Clinical Professor of Education. He has started a wide range of social sector organizations, is a nationally recognized speaker, and has received multiple honors and awards. Knowles holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College.
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Columbia University×
Dr. Christopher Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual, and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality, and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools. He is the author of the award-winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too. Dr. Emdin holds a B.S. in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry from Lehman College, a M.S. in Natural Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Father Gregory Boyle
Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries×
Father Gregory Boyle was born in Los Angeles and is one of eight children. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He has taught at Loyola High School in Los Angeles; served as chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom State Prison; and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 1986, Father Greg was appointed pastor of the Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles; he served there through 1992. It was in this parish, which had the city’s highest concentration of gang activity, that he started Homeboy Industries in 1988. Homeboy is now the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the United States.
Father Greg is the author of the book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine, and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2011. He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Youth Gang Center Board, and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force. Father Greg received a B.A. in English from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA; an M.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; and advanced theology degrees from The Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, and the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in Berkeley, CA.