Martin Kurzweil is director of policy at Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit 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, Kurzweil 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 the Law School, 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.
Kurzweil worked as a litigator 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 (with William G. Bowen), University of Virginia Press, 2006, which received the 2006 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.
He clerked for Judge Pierre Leval of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kurzweil is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.