The White House this week announced President Obama’s intention to nominate Jack Buckley, associate professor of applied statistics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, to the position of Commissioner of Education Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.
The position requires Senate confirmation.
Previously, Buckley served as the Deputy Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing education data. He has also taught statistics and education policy as an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, as an assistant professor at Boston College, and as an instructor in Political Science at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Additionally, he is an affiliated researcher with the National Center for the Study of Privatization of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Buckley served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer and a nuclear reactor engineer. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in political science with an emphasis on public policy and statistical methodology from SUNY at Stony Brook. Buckley earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard.