Ross Wiener

Vice President and Executive Director, Education & Society Programs,
Aspen Institute

Ross Wiener is a vice president at the Aspen Institute and executive director of the Education and Society Program. He leads a team of educators and analysts in creating rich learning experiences for education leaders, policymakers, advocates and foundation executives. The Education and Society Program convenes leaders across political lines and across levels of governance, from classrooms to capitals, with a focus on improving outcomes for traditionally underserved students. In addition to sponsoring public and off-the-record dialogues, Wiener and the Education and Society team create resources that shape education policy debates and assist education leaders with strategy and implementation.

From 2002 to 2009, Wiener was a policy director and then vice president for program and policy at the Education Trust, a national advocacy organization focused on equity in public education. He served for five years as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section and clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Wiener is graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the George Washington University Law School.