Stuart Buck, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

TITLE: Vice President of Research Integrity

FUNDING AREAS: Education, governmental accountability, and research integrity

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PROFILE: Stuart Buck brings his legal training, research expertise, and passion for education policy, quality research, and governmental accountability to his position as director of research and strategic litigation counsel at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF). 

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Stuart advises the Board of Directors and programmatic teams on the Foundation’s overall research agenda as well as specific external research investments. He works to help ensure that studies funded by the Foundation are rigorous, and that major research investments are evaluated by independent experts. Prior to his current role, Stuart led the Foundation’s efforts to advance a number of important initiatives aimed at improving the transparency and reliability of scientific research.

Stuart serves on the boards of the Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center and the Houston Education Research Consortium, and is a technical advisor to the Veterans Administration’s Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center. He has authored and co-authored scholarly articles published in journals such as ScienceHarvard Law ReviewEducation EconomicsEducation NextPhi Delta Kappan, and Review of Public Personnel Administration.

In addition, Stuart has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and has been a panelist at major academic conferences, including the Association for Education Finance and Policy, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance. He is the author of a Yale University Press book on education in the African-American community, Acting White.

Stuart holds a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas, where he studied econometrics, statistics, and program evaluation; a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the University of Georgia.

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