CEO, Education Policy Improvement Center

Dr. David Conley serves as chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC); founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR); Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon; and President of CCR Consulting Group, LLC. He conducts research on issues related to college readiness, college and high school course content analysis, high school-college alignment and transition, and large-scale diagnosis and assessment of college readiness. His findings have been published in numerous journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, book chapters, and books, including College Knowledge (2005)and College and Career Ready (2010). His most recent publication, “College and Career Readiness: Same or Different?” appears in the April 2012 issue of Educational Leadership.

Dr. Conley serves on numerous technical and advisory panels (including the Common Core State Standards Validation Committee, which he co-chaired), consults with educational agencies nationally and internationally, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional meetings of education professionals and policymakers.

Dr.Conley received a BA with honors in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Colorado, Boulder.