David Steiner is executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and professor of education at Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as a member of the Maryland State Board of Education. He previously served as commissioner of education for New York State. He holds BA and MA degrees from Oxford University and a PhD from Harvard University.
Alanna Bjorklund-Young is a senior research and policy analyst at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and an assistant professor of education at Johns Hopkins University. Her research primarily focuses on teacher quality, student achievement, and curriculum. She previously taught in New York and Mexico City. She holds an MA and PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University.