Pritzker Director, University of Chicago Urban Labs
Timothy Knowles serves as the Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Urban Labs. Urban Labs focus on five dimensions of urban life: education, crime, health, poverty, and energy and the environment. The Urban Labs work globally to design, test and scale policies and programs that are effective, humane and cost-efficient. He also serves as chairman of the Urban Education Institute and as the John Dewey Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago. Previously, Knowles was the deputy superintendent of the Boston Public Schools and co-directed the Boston Annenberg Challenge.