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Stuart Buck

Vice President of Research

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Todd Spoth

Stuart advises the board of directors and programmatic teams on Arnold Ventures’ overall research agenda as well as specific external research investments. He works to help ensure that studies funded by Arnold Ventures are rigorous, and that major research investments are evaluated by independent experts. Prior to his current role, Stuart led the philanthropy’s efforts to advance the transparency and reliability of scientific research. His work has been featured in Wired, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, among many others.

Stuart serves on the boards of the Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center and the Houston Education Research Consortium, and is a technical adviser to the Veterans Administration’s Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center. He has given advice to DARPA, IARPA (the CIA’s research arm), and the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team on rigorous research processes. He also advised the John Oliver show on an episode about scientific reproducibility.

He has authored and co-authored scholarly articles published in journals such as Science, Harvard Law Review, Education Economics, Education Next, Phi Delta Kappan, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. He is the author of a Yale University Press book on education in the African-American community, Acting White. He has been invited to peer review articles for Science, BMJ, and Bioinformatics.

Stuart holds a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas; a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the University of Georgia.

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