Dominic J. Brewer is Gale and Ira Drukier Dean ofnbsp;New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture,nbsp;Education, and Human Development. A labor economistnbsp;specializing in the economics of educationnbsp;and education policy, Brewer has overseen majornbsp;projects focusing on educational productivity andnbsp;teacher issues in both K-12 and higher education.nbsp;Before joining NYU in 2014, Brewer was a professornbsp;in the Rossier School of Education at thenbsp;University of Southern California for nine years andnbsp;was named Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen professornbsp;in 2007. Prior to coming to USC, he was thenbsp;vice president at the RAND Corporation wherenbsp;he directed RAND's education policy researchnbsp;program for more than 5 years. He spearheadednbsp;RAND's effort to assist in major K-12 reformnbsp;in Qatar, the centerpiece of which is a system ofnbsp;charter-like government-funded schools. He is coauthornbsp;of a book detailing this effort, Education fornbsp;a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12nbsp;Education Reform in Qatar (2007). Brewer alsonbsp;co-led a state-sponsored evaluation of California'snbsp;charter schools and is one of the authors of Rhetoricnbsp;Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Neednbsp;to Know About Vouchers and Charter Schoolsnbsp;(2001). His most recent publications include anbsp;coedited book, Economics of Education (2010),nbsp;and one on urban education, Urban Education: Anbsp;Model for Leadership and Policy (2011). His earliernbsp;work includes empirical analyses of the effects ofnbsp;teachers on student achievement, class size (includingnbsp;a review of the research literature published innbsp;Scientific American), and a book on competitionnbsp;in higher education, In Pursuit of Prestige: Strategynbsp;and Competition in U.S. Higher Education (2001).nbsp;Brewer served as codirector of Policy Analysisnbsp;for California Education (PACE), a policy researchnbsp;collaboration of USC, University of California,nbsp;Berkeley, and Stanford University. He is presidentnbsp;of the Association for Education Finance andnbsp;Policy for 2014-2015; past coeditor of Educationalnbsp;Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA), 2010-2012;nbsp;and a fellow of the American Educational Researchnbsp;Association (AERA), elected in 2011. Brewer holdsnbsp;a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics, andnbsp;economics from the University of Oxford, a master'snbsp;degree in economics from the University ofnbsp;Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a PhD in labor economicsnbsp;from Cornell University.