Chairman, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute; Pritzker Director, University of Chicago Urban Labs
Timothy Knowles serves as the Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. The Urban Labs work globally to design, test, and scale policies and programs that are effective, humane, and cost efficient. He also serves as chair of the Urban Education Institute and as John Dewey Clinical Professor at University of Chicago. Previously, he was the deputy superintendent of the Boston Public Schools and co-directed the Boston Annenberg Challenge. Prior to his work in Boston, Knowles was director of a full-service K-8 school in New York City, founding director of Teach for America in New York, and a teacher of African history in Botswana.