Daniel Light, an international expert in school reform and technology integration, leads research that identifies new strategies to improve outcomes for students, particularly those in under-resourced communities. Light draws on his extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies to advance knowledge of the use of technology to support learning, effective interventions for children and youth, successful approaches to teacher training, and ways to promote the college and career readiness of urban students.

Currently, Light leads an evaluation to examine the impacts of Sesame Workshop’s Dream Save Do financial empowerment initiative around the world. 

For over a decade, Light led an international evaluation of Intel’s teacher training programs. In the United States, he has studied comprehensive systems of learning supports, innovative models of high school education, computer science, and the design of technology-related needs assessment instruments. He has published over 61 articles, chapters, and reports.

Light holds an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and an MA in Sociology and Historical Studies and a PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research.