University Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
William Schmidt is a University Distinguished Professor and founder and director of the Center for the Study of Curriculum Policy. He holds a faculty appointment in Measurement and Quantitative Methods and a courtesy appointment in the Department of Statistics. He is a member of the National Academy of Education as well as the International Academy of Education, an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow, and an OECD Thomas J. Alexander Fellow for education quality and equity. He has published in numerous journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Education Researcher, Science, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, American Affairs Journal, Journal of Educational Statistics, Journal of Material Science, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Journal of Curriculum Studies, ZDM – Mathematics Education, and the Journal of Educational Measurement. His most recent books include "Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from Sixty Years of Mathematics and Science International Assessments," "Inequality for All," and "Why Schools Matter." His current writing and research interests focus on the effects of curriculum policy on academic achievement. His work also focuses on schooling and how equality of opportunity to learn impacts student performance in mathematics.