The 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. Keynote speakers with diverse perspectives and deep expertise inspire and challenge attendees to ask probing questions about improvement in education. Read on to learn more about the cutting edge improvers and innovators presenting at this year’s Summit.
April 1–3, 2020
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
2020 Summit presenter information coming soon!
Anthony S. Bryk
President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching×
Anthony S. Bryk is the ninth President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he has introduced and is leading work to create a new research and development infrastructure to support educational improvement in the United States.
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. He came to Stanford from the University of Chicago, where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement, which supports reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. He also created the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a federation of research groups that have produced a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform.
In his most recent work, Learning to Improve, Bryk argues improvement science combined with the power of networks offers the field a new approach to reach ever increasing educational aspirations.
Father Gregory Boyle
Founder and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries×
Father Gregory Boyle is the Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the United States. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. He has served on the California State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force.
Before founding Homeboy industries in 1988, Father Greg taught at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, served as chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom prison, and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986 where he served through 1992.
Father Greg received a BA in English from Gonzaga University; an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University; advanced theology degrees from the Weston School of Theology and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; and numerous honorary degrees and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Price, and induction into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, the White House named Father Greg a Champion of Change, and he received in 2017 the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.
John B. Diamond and Amanda E. Lewis
Co-authors, "Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools"×
John B. Diamond and Amanda E. Lewis are co-authors of the award-winning book, Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools. Through five years of interviews and data-gathering at a suburban high school, Diamond and Lewis created a rich and disturbing portrait of the racial achievement gap that persists more than 50 years after the formal dismantling of segregation under Brown v Board of Education of Topeka.
Lewis is the Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and on how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life, and she consults regularly on issues of educational equity and contemporary forms of racism.
Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a faculty affiliate in the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. A sociologist of race and education, he studies the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity by examining how educational leadership, policies, and practices shape students’ educational opportunities and outcomes.
Author, "Rebel Talent"×
Professor Francesca Gino is an award-winning expert on the psychology of organizations. Her research focuses on decision making in the workplace, and how leaders and employees can have more productive, creative, and fulfilling lives.
Gino is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and co-chairs Harvard Business School Executive Education programs on Behavioral Economics, focusing on how to apply behavioral insights to organizational problems, and Driving Profitable Growth. Her most recent book, Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life, captures more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world and identifies leaders and employees who exemplify “rebel talent” as masters of innovation and reinvention.
She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research, and her studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio.