Andrew Porter is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education there. He was previously the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy and director of the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University. He has published widely on education policy, student assessment, education indicators, research on teaching, and principal assessment. Currently, he has research support from the US Department of Education/IES (principal investigator, The Development and Validation of the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education; co-principal investigator, 21st Century Research and Development Center on Cognition and Science Education) and the National Science Foundation (co-principal investigator, Meta-Analysis Study of the Effects of Teacher Professional Development with a Math or Science Content Focus on Improving Teaching and Learning; senior researcher, How Does Induction and Continuing Professional Development Affect Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Instruction and Student Achievement?). He is an elected member and vice president of the National Academy of Education, lifetime national associate of the National Academies, and past-president of the American Educational Research Association.