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also known as Bill Evers

administrator , policy analyst

Williamson Moore Evers, American education policy analyst, former federal agency administrator. Co-recipient Koret Prize, 2002.


Evers, Williamson Moore was born on October 18, 1948 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Henry Kaspar and Emily Stout Evers.


Bachelor in Political Science, Stanford University, 1972. Master of Arts in Political Science, Stanford University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Stanford University, 1987.


Editor-in-chief Inquiry Magazine, San Francisco, 1976—1980. Visiting assistant professor Emory University, Atlanta, 1987—1988. National and visiting fellow The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1988—1994, research fellow, since 1995.

Senior education advisory to Ambassador Paul Bremer Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq, 2003. Senior advisory to Secretary Margaret Spellings United States Department Education, Washington, 2007, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation & policy development, 2007—2009. Adjunct associate professor Santa Clara (California) University, 1995—1998.

Commissioner State California Commission for the Establishment Academic Content and Performance Standards, Sacramento, 1996—1998. Member mathematics content review panel State California Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, Sacramento, 1998—2007, member history-social science content review panel, 1999—2007. Member advisory board California History-Social Science Project, Davis, 1999—2007.

Member Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, Hoover Institution, Stanford, since 1999, National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board, Washington, 2001—2002. Commissioner White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, Washington, 2001—2007. Member content review panel, history textbook adoption State of California, 2005.

Member Mathematics Science Review Panel, Institute Education Science, United States Department Education, Washington, 2005—2006. Member editorial board Education Next Magazine, Stanford, California, 2000—2007, since 2009.



Member education advisory committee Bush-Cheney Transition, 2000—2001. Education policy advisor Richard Riordan Gubernatorial Campaign, 2001—2002, William Simon Gubernatorial Campaign, 2002, George W. Bush Presidential Campaign, 2000, 2004, John McCain Presidential Campaign, 2008. Co-chairman California Education Coalition George W. Bush Presidential Campaign, 2000, co-vice-chairman California Education Coalition, 2004, member National Steering Committee, National Education Coalition, 2004.

Co-chairman Governor Schwarzenegger's Coalition for Education Reform, 2005. Co-Chairman education coalition Arnold Schwarzenegger Gubernatorial Campaign, 2006. Member board directors East Palo Alto Charter School, California, 1997—2004, president, 2003—2004.

Trustee Santa Clara County Board Education, 2004—2007.


Married Leslie Carver Johnson (divorced). Married Mary Therese Gingell (divorced). Married Anna Bryson.

Children: Daniel Kenneth, Pamela Ruth.

Henry Kaspar

Emily Stout Evers

Leslie Carver Johnson

Mary Therese Gingell

Anna Bryson

Daniel Kenneth Evers

Pamela Ruth Evers