Martin Kurzweil

Lecturer in Law

Tel: (646) 872-9040
Martin Kurzweil is Director of Policy at Ithaka S+R, a non-profit that conducts research and provides consulting services for higher education, museums, libraries, foundations, and governments focused on instruction, technology, governance, finance, and organizational strategy. From 2012 to 2014, Martin was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School, where his research and teaching focused on administrative law, federalism, and organizational governance in the context of K-12 and higher education.  Prior to joining Columbia, Martin was Senior Executive Director for Research, Accountability, and Data at the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw school evaluation and internal and external research for the 1.1-million-student district.  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Martin clerked for Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and has also worked as a litigator at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz and as a researcher at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  He is the co-author of Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education, which received the 2006 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.