W. David Stevens is Director of Research Engagement at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). Stevens' responsibilities include developing trainings and workshops for helping practitioners, policymakers, and school districts understand CCSR's research findings and use them in their daily practice. Stevens also leads national engagement activities, working with individuals and organizations interested in reproducing CCSR's model of education research. Stevens' research interests include high school reform, teacher development, and student engagement. He is currently Co-Principal Investigator on a mixed-methods study of the transition to high school and a study of teacher evaluation systems in Illinois. Stevens received his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.