Stuart Buck

Philanthropy in Houston, Texas

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Stuart Buck is the Vice President of Research at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He leads the foundation's research agenda and funding. His efforts to improve research transparency and reproducibility have been featured in Wired, New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, The Economist, and more.

Stuart received a PhD in Education Policy from the University of Arkansas, with studies in econometrics, statistics, and program evaluation. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 2000, and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge David Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and for Judge Stephen Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received a B. Mus. in guitar performance from the Univ. of Georgia in 1995 as a First Honor (4.0) Graduate, and the M.Mus. degree with highest honors in 1997. He studied guitar with Christopher Parkening and John Sutherland, and was a National Finalist in the 1994 American. String Teachers Association Competition.

Stuart is the author of Acting White (Yale Univ. Press 2010), a book on the history of education in the African-American community. Sandra Yamate of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession said, "This groundbreaking book is a must-read for anyone interested in diversity and inclusion issues." On The New Republic's website, John McWhorter called Stuart's work "the best race book of the year."

Stuart has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and has been a panelist at major academic conferences, including AEFP, APPAM, the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance, and Stanford Law School. His academic work includes empirical analyses of school principals and of how school vouchers affect segregation.

Stuart recorded an album titled, "From Mozart to Tchaikovsky: A Classical Guitar Collection for Children," available on Amazon.

Stuart and his wife Farah have six children, two of whom are adopted (one from Haiti). In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, and pick-up basketball.