IMPAQ International Welcomes Dr. David Silver as Vice President, Education

Columbia, MD


September 20, 2018

For Immediate Release

IMPAQ International has hired Dr. David Silver as Vice President, Education. He will provide leadership, strategic vision, and management to our Education Division.

Dr. Silver brings to IMPAQ 25 years of research and evaluation experience across a wide range of domains, including evaluations of programs funded by the US government, states, and nonprofit organizations. He specializes in issues of equity and access to higher education, school effectiveness, and the impact of educational interventions.

“We are excited to welcome David to our team,” said Executive Vice President Tina Barretto. “He brings deep experience and a strong background in research design, as well as outstanding leadership and communication abilities. Our Education Division and I look forward to working with him.”

“I’m delighted to be joining a team with such a broad range of substantive and methodological expertise,” said Dr. Silver. “We are well positioned for success on projects that can improve educational policy and practice and really make a difference in the lives of young people.”

Prior to joining IMPAQ, David founded and directed the Center for Evaluation and the Study of Educational Equity at RTI International, where he was the Principal Investigator on projects related to college preparation, college-going, workforce training, educator development, educational leadership, Deeper Learning, and educational opportunity. Previously, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he oversaw evaluations of the foundation’s largest domestic investments.

Dr. Silver has a Ph.D. in Advanced Quantitative Methods from The UCLA Graduate School of Education, an M.Ed. in Education Policy from The Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a BA from Brown University. 

About IMPAQ International

IMPAQ International evaluates and enhances public programs and policy. IMPAQ Education Division conducts research and provides implementation support for funders, educators, and policy-makers to improve outcomes for students and their schools. Our focus areas include school effectiveness, educator development, social and emotional development, STEM, language acquisition, and educational equity – an area that will be an increasing focus in the coming years.