Joseph Bishop is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Learning Policy Institute, a national education think and do tank working to establish optimal conditions for student learning through better alignment of research, practice and policy, from the early years through college. He has held a number of national and state education leadership positions including Director of Policy with the National Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign, an initiative of the Schott Foundation for Public Education; Executive Director of the political arm of the OTL Campaign, Opportunity Action; founding co-chair of the Coalition for Teaching Quality, a 100 plus national membership group; Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21); Director of Education for the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and was formerly a governor-appointed member of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC). Dr. Bishop has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from California State University,
Chico and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.