Mark Kerr leads the Carnegie Foundation’s communications strategy and implementation in collaboration with program staff and partners. Prior to joining the Foundation, he contributed to the education field through his work in software development, book publishing, and communications at diverse organizations, including WestEd, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom, Cengage Learning, and Jossey-Bass Publishing. He has a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma, where he was awarded a graduate teaching award and research awards. He completed doctoral-level coursework at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a lecturer in the writing program.