Executive Director of Gallup Education
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education
Brandon Busteed leads Gallup’s education work. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and university trustee. Brandon’s work integrates Gallup’s research and science on talent selection, strengths, engagement, and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness, and educational outcomes. His mission is to create a national movement to measure the educational outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation, and promote a paradigm shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in education.
With Brandon’s leadership, Gallup Education released several ground-breaking Gallup studies in 2014. These include State of America’s Schools: The Path to Winning Again in Education, which explores student and teacher engagement in public schools, and Great Jobs, Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, a comprehensive, nationally representative study of U.S. college graduates that focuses on their long-term outcomes in work and life.
Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University. He lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Deanna, and two children, Anabelle and Harrison.