John Whitmer

Schmidt Impact Fellow

Federation of American Scientists

Drawing on over a decade of leading educational data science projects, John works within the U.S. Department of Education to modernize programs by using advanced algorithmic techniques from natural language processing, learning engineering, and large-scale data analysis.  In addition to this role, John serves as an advisor to Schmidt Futures Foundation and other philanthropic organizations on Learning Engineering, innovative approaches to assessment, and creating robust educational data science initiatives. John holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Davis and a Master’s Degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from UC Davis.