Dr. Carlas McCauley joined the School of Education as Director of Research and Partnerships/Executive Director of REEd in 2019. McCauley comes to UC Davis from WestEd, where he had served as the Director of the Center on School Turnaround since 2014. In his role at WestEd, McCauley directed a large federally funded center that advises state and local education agencies on promoting equity and improving educational outcomes for students. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at the US Department of Education in Washington DC, providing him with a deep understanding of national trends in education, school improvement efforts and the inner workings of legislative policies influencing local school districts. McCauley earned his BA at St. Louis University, his MS in education policy from the University of Southern California and his EdD in leadership and policy from the University of Southern California.