Howard Bloom Elected to the National Academy of Education


MDRC’s Howard Bloom was recently elected to the National Academy of Education. On February 7, Gloria Ladson-Billings, President of the National Academy of Education, announced that Bloom and 15 other education scholars were elected to membership in the Academy, including Bridget Terry Long, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a member of the MDRC Board of Directors.

Howard Bloom was MDRC’s Chief Social Scientist from 1999 to 2017, where he led the development of experimental and quasi-experimental methods for estimating program impacts, working closely with staff members to build these methods into their research. He is well known as an evaluation research methodologist and frequently gives workshops and seminars on this work at academic conferences, university seminars, and meetings of government research organizations. Bloom continues to serve as a consultant to MDRC.

The National Academy of Education advances high-quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The Academy consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. Nominations are submitted by individual Academy members once a year for review and election by the organization’s membership. In addition to serving on expert study panels that address pressing issues in education, members are also deeply engaged in the Academy’s professional development programs.

An induction ceremony for new members will take place during the Academy’s 2019 Annual Meeting Dinner in November.