Marc Chun

Program Officer, Education Program

As an Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation, Marc Chun works to develop and implement grantmaking for the Program’s Deeper Learning initiative. He works with the Education Program’s Deeper Learning Network, which is a consortium of ten school operators that oversee more than 400 schools in thirty-seven states; the Network serves to demonstrate the effectiveness of educating students in deeper learning skills. Chun also oversees the Program’s research agenda.

Before joining the Foundation, Chun worked for the Council for Aid to Education, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that measured students’ higher order thinking skills. As the director of education, he created and ran a professional development program that promoted curricular and pedagogical reform. He has also worked for the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research, the Higher Education Research Institute, and The RAND Corporation. Chun earned a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has three master’s degrees: one in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University; a second in education from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a third in sociology, also from Stanford. He has taught at Stanford University, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, and The New School, and has published on topics related to performance assessment and student learning.