Keynote Speaker

Martin Kurzweil

Martin Kurzweil, Ithaka S+R

Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era

Martin Kurzweil is director of the Educational Transformation Program at Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit in New York City that studies and supports the implementation of innovations that improve student post-secondary success. Since launching the program in 2015, Martin and his team have conducted research, convened stakeholders, and advised higher education leaders on topics such as predictive analytics, proactive advising, adaptive learning platforms, course redesign, alternative credentials and pathways, accreditation, big data ethics, and the process of institutional change.

A lawyer by training, Martin has spent most of his career in education research and policy, including roles at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York City Department of Education, and on the faculty of Columbia Law School. Martin has published widely in outlets ranging from the Huffington Post to the California Law Review. He is the co-author of Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education, which received the 2006 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.