Saxberg is responsible for the Chan Zuckerberg Iniative’s thinking about how to expand and apply learning science results and good learning measurement practice at scale to real-world learning situations across the full span of learning – pre-K, K-16, and beyond.
Saxberg most recently served as Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc. where he was responsible for the research and application of innovative evidence-based learning strategies, technologies, and products across Kaplan’s full range of educational services offerings. He also worked to maintain consistent learning standards for Kaplan’s products and services.
Saxberg speaks often at education, business, and public policy conferences, including: recent appearances at Microsoft’s CEO Summit, TEDx, the Stanford Digital Learning Forum, and the “Education Datapalooza” conference, hosted by the White House and US Department of Education. He is the co-author of “Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age” (2014) with Frederick M. Hess. His articles have been published in a host of academic, educational, and scientific journals.
He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at K12, Inc., where he was responsible for designing both online and offline learning environments and developing new student products and services. Prior to joining K12, Inc., he was Vice President at Knowledge Universe, where he co-founded the testing and assessment division which became known as Knowledge Testing Enterprises (KTE).
Saxberg began his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and later served as Vice President and General Manager for London-based DK Multimedia, part of DK Publishing, an education and reference publisher.
Saxberg holds a B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, both received in 1980. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received a M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University, and also received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1989 and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1990.