Louis Gomez is a social scientist dedicated to educational improvement. His research and design efforts are aimed at helping to support community formation in schools, and other organizations, so that they can collaboratively create new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. With colleagues, he has worked to bring Networked-based Improvement Science to the field of Education. This work is aimed at helping the field take a new perspective on design, educational engineering, and development efforts that catalyze long-term, cooperative initiatives. The work gains much of its power because it is carried out in highly focused collaboratives that Gomez and colleagues call Networked Improvement Communities. Gomez is a Professor of Education at UCLA and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
As co-principal investigator, Gomez co-leads Implementation study C which seeks to document what equity centered leadership practice looks like in schools.