Ben Master completed his PhD in Education Policy and Organization Studies at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, and recently joined the RAND Corporation as an Associate Policy Researcher. His research addresses issues of school leadership, teacher preparation, teacher evaluation, and instructional equity for disadvantaged students. Previously, Ben worked alongside K-12 educators in schools, providing both professional development and analytical support related to the effective use of data to enhance instructional practice and support school improvement. Ben graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a B.A. in Economics.