Global Conference 2012
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Nevada
James Guthrie is the superintendent of public instruction for Nevada. He also serves as a senior fellow at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas and professor of education policy and leadership at Southern Methodist University's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Guthrie formerly was the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, director of the Peabody Center for Education Policy, and chairman of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Previously a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, he holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, undertook postdoctoral study in public finance at Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford Brookes College in the U.K., and the Irving R. Melbo Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California.