Dr. Henry Braun
Technical Advisory Committee
Henry Braun is the Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy in the Lynch School of Education & Human Development at Boston College. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Stanford University. After serving as an assistant professor of statistics at Princeton University, he joined the Educational Testing Service in 1979, where he served as vice-president for research management from 1990 to 1999. He held the title of distinguished presidential appointee from 1999 until his retirement in 2006 when he moved to Boston College. A fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the AERA, he is an elected member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Braun is a co-recipient of the 1986 Palmer O. Johnson Award of the AERA and a co-recipient of the NCME’s 1999 Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to the Field of Educational Measurement. He received a T.J. Alexander Fellowship from the OECD (2014) and the 2018 Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address award from AERA (Div. D). His interests include the analysis of large-scale assessment survey data and social policies related to educational opportunity, school and teacher accountability, higher education learning outcomes, and the role of testing in education policy.