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Dr. Herb Walberg

The Heartland Institute
Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board

Herbert J. Walberg, Ph.D., is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and taught for 35 years at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Author or editor of more than 75 books, he has written extensively for educational, psychological, and policy journals on measuring and raising student achievement and human accomplishments.

Dr. Walberg’s most recent books include School Choice: The Findings (Cato Institute, 2007), Advancing Student Achievement (EducationNext Books, 2010), and Tests, Testing, and Genuine School Reform (EducationNext Books, 2011).

During the past two decades, Walberg has concentrated on educational policy. By invitation, he advised the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the governments of Israel, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, the U.S., and the U.K. on education research and policy. He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education to the Governing Board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and by the President to the National Board for Educational Sciences. He was chosen a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the International Academy of Education, and the Royal Statistical Society (U.K.). He chairs the boards of The Heartland Institute and the Beck Foundation.