Stephen P. Heyneman served the World Bank for 22 years. Between 1976 and 1984 he helped research education quality and design policies to support educational effectiveness. Between 1984 and 1989 he was in charge of external training for senior officials world wide in education policy. And between 1989 and 1998, he was responsible for education policy and lending strategy, first for the Middle East and North Africa and later for the 27 countries of Europe and Central Asia. In 1998 he was appointed Vice President in charge of international operations of an education consultant firm in Alexandria, Virginia. In September, 2000 he was appointed Professor of International Education Policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, his MA in African Area Studies form UCLA in 1965, and his PhD in Comparative Education from the University of Chicago in 1976.