Ash Vasudeva, PhD, is Co-executive Director of Stanford University’s School Redesign Network (SRN). Vasudeva develops partnerships with districts, school developers, and intermediary organizations and heads up SRN’s portfolio of research, evaluation and leadership development initiatives.
He joined SRN in 2005 as associate director for policy research and co-authored Windows on Conversions: A Multi-Media Exploration of Redesign at Four Comprehensive High Schools, which consists of multimedia case studies of school redesign and describes district and state policies that support equitable and high-achieving high schools for all students.
In 2006, Vasudeva became SRN’s deputy director and he helped launch the LEADS (Leadership for Equity and Accountability in Districts and Schools) network. LEADS is one of a handful of educational leadership programs in the country that builds partnerships between schools of business and education to bring interdisciplinary perspectives and knowledge bases to the work of K–12 district and school reformers.
Prior to joining Stanford University, Vasudeva was senior research associate in WestEd’s Evaluation and Policy Research Program, where he conducted a longitudinal impact evaluation of the Western Regional Educational Laboratory.
Vasudeva received his BS in history from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD in educational policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Vasudeva began his career as a Teach for America corps member and taught at Pasadena High School in Pasadena, CA.