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Expert Profile


David Kanter





Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

20 – 25 Years

Areas of Expertise

Education, Grants/Foundational Giving, Senior Leadership, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning

David E. Kanter, Ph.D., was the Director of Education for the Alliance for Decision Education, leading strategy and programming to bring Decision Education to all middle and high school students nationwide. Prior to that, David had 20+ years of experience as a Learning Sciences and an Education faculty member at Northwestern and Temple Universities, respectively, as the founding director of a science learning R&D center at the New York Hall of Science, as a UX and impact researcher in EdTech (including Amplify and Google), and most recently as Chief Academic Officer at Calvert Education where he built from scratch a full suite of K-8 digital curricula for virtual schools and studied the resultant student outcomes. His Calvert curriculum was subsequently acquired by Edmentum and is the basis for their EdOptions Academy. Over the course of his career, he has raised and managed approximately $15M of federal, corporate, and private philanthropic funds.


David has consulted for such varied clients as Scholastic, Nick Jr., Pearson, the New York City Department of Education, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates. He volunteers on the board of the American Friends of the Israel National Museum of Science and as a mentor with the StartEd EdTech incubator.


David is an alum of the Noyce Leadership Institute, an executive leadership program to develop the next generation of museum leaders. He holds Bachelors degrees in both Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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