Mark Schneider

Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research

Mark Schneider is a vice president and an Institute Fellow at AIR. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005-2008. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy in that year.

He is the author of numerous articles and books on education policy. His most recent book, Getting to Graduation, edited with Andrew Kelly, was published in 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Higher Education Accountability, edited with Kevin Carey, was published by Palgrave in December of 2010. Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?, written with Jack Buckley, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. His 2000 book, Choosing Schools, also published by Princeton University Press, won the Policy Study Organization’s Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award.

Dr. Schneider is also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of political science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Dr. Schneider has been working on increasing accountability by making data on college productivity more publicly available. To that end, he is one of the creators of, where he serves as president.