David Stern is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1976. His research has focused on the relationship between education and work, and on resource allocation in schools. His current interests include strengthening career academies, improving access to higher education, developing social enterprises for learning, and expanding options for educating teenagers.
Professor Stern has been Principal Investigator for the Career Academy Support Network since 1998. He served 2003-08 on the faculty committee that oversees undergraduate admissions to Berkeley, and chaired it for two years. He also represented Berkeley from 2003-08 on the faculty committee that sets admissions policy for the entire University of California system. From 1995-99 he served as director of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, based at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. From 1993-95 he was principal administrator in the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.