Thomas Arnett

Senior Research Fellow, Education

Clayton Christensen Institute

Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His workfocuses on using the Theory of Disruptive Innovation to study innovative instructionalmodels and their potential to scale student-centered learning in K–12 education. Healso studies the circumstances that cause educators, administrators, and families toadopt new innovations. Thomas began his work in education as a middle school math teacher in Kansas CityPublic Schools through Teach For America and as an Education Pioneers fellow withthe Achievement First Public Charter Schools. He has also served as an elected trusteeand board president for the Morgan Hill Unified School District in Morgan Hill, California,and currently serves as a president of the board of Compass Charter Schools inCalifornia. Thomas received a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA fromthe Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.