Denis Udall is a Program Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He manages grants to organizations working to improve the quality of instructional materials and classroom and school-level formative assessment.
Previously, Denis served for nine years as a program officer at the Walter S. Johnson Foundation in California. He led grantmaking and project development to improve state and county policies and practices aimed at postsecondary education and training for disconnected youth and young adults, including those leaving the foster care. Prior to that, Denis worked in urban schools and youth-serving programs, including Outward Bound USA where he helped launch Expeditionary Learning, a national school improvement network, and the New York City Outward Bound Center, Outward Bound’s first urban center. Denis is also the founder of a charter school in Oakland, CA. Earlier in his career he worked with Oxfam USA’s Latin America program and was a researcher at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.
Denis has published on topics related to youth development, learning, and teacher professional development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in community development from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.