Bart Epstein

President and CEO of the Edtech Evidence Exchange

Bart Epstein leads a movement to dramatically improve the effect of technology in schools. As the chief executive of the nonprofit EdTech Education Exchange and a research associate professor at the University of Virginia, he leads the Edtech Genome Project, which is working to discover and quantify which “edtech implementation variables” are most important to student achievement. He is also building a software platform that will collect contextually rich feedback from hundreds of thousands of educators. Over the previous 25 years, Epstein has been an educator, entrepreneur, investor, corporate attorney, and general counsel. He spent a decade helping to build the world’s largest online tutoring company, founded and ran an edtech accelerator, and managed an education-focused venture fund.  In his time as a corporate attorney he edited a treatise on international data privacy regulations and advised clients on COPA, COPPA, and FERPA issues. Bart was an Olin Scholar for Law & Economics at the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review before serving as a law clerk to the former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals. In his free time, Bart is an instrument-rated commercial pilot, a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, and civilian test pilot for NASA human factors research, and dad to twin boys. He has been published and/or profiled recently in EdSurge, Education Week, The Hill, Fast Company, and the Hechinger Report.