David Stern is emeritus professor of education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1976. His research has focused on the relationship between education and work, and on resource allocation in schools. His current interests include improving access to higher education and engaging high schools in social enterprises for learning.
Dr. Stern has been principal investigator for the Career Academy Support Network since 1998. From 2003 to 2008 he served on the faculty committee that oversees undergraduate admissions to Berkeley, and chaired it for two years. He also represented Berkeley from 2003 to 2008 on the faculty committee that sets admissions policy for the entire University of California system. From 1995 to 1999 he served as director of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, based at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. From 1993 to 1995 he was principal administrator in the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France.
Dr. Stern has published about a hundred papers and reports, and nine books including: International Perspectives on the School-to-Work Transition (ed. with D. Wagner, 1999); Active Learning for Students and Teachers (ed. with G. Huber, 1997); School to Work: Research on Programs in the United States (with N. Finkelstein, J. Stone III, J. Latting, and C. Dornsife, 1995); School-Based Enterprise: Productive Learning in American High Schools (with J. Stone III, C. Hopkins, M. McMillion, and R. Crain, 1994); Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools (with M. Raby and C. Dayton, 1992); Market Failure in Training (ed. with J. M. M. Ritzen, 1991); and Adolescence and Work: Influences of Social Structure, Labor Markets and Culture (ed. with D. Eichorn, 1989).
Dr. Stern holds a PhD in economics and urban studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a BA in social relations from Harvard University.