Jason Ravitz, PhD
Director for Education

Jason Ravitz, founder of Evaluation by Design LLC,  is an evaluation and research professional with 25 years experience driving strategy, implementation, insights and impact measurement for educational and social change initiatives. He started as a social studies teacher before finding the Internet and pursuing a Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. This led to a career studying how communities and schools use technology to empower themselves, to promote equity, learning and growth. He has worked closely with small organizations and conducted major studies of education and career development programs — often identifying key factors and conditions for change. He completed postdoctoral positions at UC, Irvine and at UC, Berkeley and has held senior positions at Google, Digital Promise, and Buck Institute for Education. Jason earned a combined B.A. from Harvard College in Sociology & Psychology and his Ph.D.from Syracuse University.