Dr. Gilbert A. Valverde
Gilbert A. Valverde is chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership and a core faculty member of the Global
Educational Policy Studies Institute, University at Albany - State University of New York. He is also an affiliated faculty
member of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies and the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public
Affairs and Policy. Dr. Valverde is a member of the board of directors of the Comparative and International Education Society
and a J. William Fulbright Senior Specialist Program recipient.
Dr. Valverde, who received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, specializes in scholarship and applied research in the
broad areas of international assessment, curriculum policy and development assistance for education. This includes cross-national
research on global trends in mathematics and science education policy. His work also includes the study of methodological options
in the measurement of learning and how these compare to options for the measurement of achievement. Dr. Valverde also researches
the role of large-scale cross-national studies of education in mathematics, science and reading in the national and state educational
policy debates in the U.S. and other countries.
Dr. Valverde is director and principal investigator of the Educational Evaluation Research Consortium. He is a member of the Working
Group on Standards and Evaluation of the Program to Promote Educational Reform in Latin America (PREAL). He has also served as advisor
or consultant on testing, standards, and educational indicators policies to NASA, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank,
and the U.S. Agency for International Development â€“ and to ministries, foundations, school districts, non-governmental organizations
and research institutions throughout the Americas.