Ben Riley

Deans for Impact - Founder & Exec Dir


Quick Bio

Benjamin Riley is the founder and executive director of Deans for Impact. Prior to founding Deans for Impact, Ben conducted research on the New Zealand education system, worked as the policy director for a national education nonprofit, and served as deputy attorney general for the State of California. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and J.D. from the Yale Law School.

His commentaries and op-eds have appeared in major education-media outlets including National Public Radio, American Radio Works, Education Week, Kappan Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, Albert Shanker Institute, Education Next, Education Leadership, Ed Surge, and others.

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