Paul D. Goren
Paul Goren currently serves as the director of the Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity, and as chief strategy advisor and lecturer, for the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. He was previously superintendent of schools for the Evanston/Skokie, Illinois, School District 65, where he implemented early literacy curricular reforms; established climate teams and approaches to social-emotional learning and restorative justice; and led a robust equity agenda that included racial identity training for 1,400 employees. He has also been senior vice president for program at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) in Chicago; the interim chief for strategy and accountability for Chicago Public Schools; and executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research. He served for over a decade as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation and as a program director for child and youth development at the MacArthur Foundation. Goren received his master's of public affairs the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD from Stanford University.