Founder and Chief Education Officer
David Rose is a developmental neuropsychologist and educator whose primary focus is on the development of new technologies for learning, especially for the most vulnerable of learners. In 1984, Dr. Rose co-founded CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education, for all learners, through innovative uses of modern multimedia technology and contemporary research in the cognitive neurosciences. That work has grown into a new field called Universal Design for Learning which now influences educational policy and practice throughout the United States and beyond. In addition to his work at CAST, Dr. Rose has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for over three decades.
Dr. Rose is the co-author of several scholarly books, numerous award-winning educational technologies, and dozens of chapters and research journal articles. He has been the principal investigator on large grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and many national foundations. In the policy arena, he was one of the authors of the recent National Educational Technology Plan, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and helped to lead the development of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard. Dr. Rose has won many awards, including recently being honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change.” Dr. Rose holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard College, a master’s in teaching from Reed College, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.