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Eliot Levine smiles at the camera. He is standing outside with trees in the background.

Dr. Eliot Levine

Research Director

Focus Areas: Research

Dr. Eliot Levine is the Aurora Institute’s Research Director and formerly led the CompetencyWorks initiative. He has led local, state, and national studies of educational programs at the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University. His work has been disseminated in academic and trade journals, research and evaluation reports, the CompetencyWorks blog, and a book that was named a Best Book for High School Reform by the Gates Foundation and published in three languages.

Dr. Levine was a teacher for seven years at innovative public high schools in the Big Picture Learning and EL Education networks. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in program evaluation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Aurora’s Research Director since 2018, Dr. Levine will stay at Aurora through July 2024.