John F. Pane is a Senior Scientist in RAND’s Education and Labor Division. He researches the implementation and effectiveness of innovations in education, with a focus on personalized/competency-based learning, education technology, math, and science. These investigations include explorations of policies that enable or hinder productive uses of technology in primary and secondary schools. He applies experimental and rigorous quasi-experimental methods in his research studies, and also collects rich descriptive information about implementation.
From 2015-2018 he held RAND’s Distinguished Chair in Education Innovation. He sits on advisory boards of several non-profit education organizations. Major sponsors of his research have included the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. National Science Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wallace Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.