Dr. Ben Levin
Dr. Ben Levin retired in 2014 as a Professor in Education Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is a native of Manitoba, and has worked with private research organizations, school districts, provincial governments, and national and international agencies, as well as building a strong academic career. He served as Deputy Minister (chief civil servant) for Education for the Province of Ontario from 2004 to 2007 and 2008-09 and held a similar position in Manitoba from 1999 through 2002. He has authored or co-authored eight books and more than 300 other articles on education, conducted many research studies, and has spoken and consulted on education issues around the world. His current interests are in large-scale change, ways to ameliorate the impact of poverty and inequity, and finding better ways to connect research to policy and practice in education.