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John Gargani

John Gargani is the President and Founder of Gargani + Company, Inc., a program design and evaluation firm located in Berkeley, California.

He helps clients—nonprofit organizations, foundations, corporations, and government agencies—achieve their social missions.

Over the past 20 years, he has designed innovative programs and curricula; directed randomized trials of educational reforms; developed new reading, writing, science, and math assessments; and created novel technologies that measure how people think. His work has taken him to diverse settings, including public housing projects, museums, countries adopting free market economies, and 19th century sailing ships.

He shares his knowledge of program design and evaluation in his blog, published articles, workshops, and speaking engagements.

He holds a Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley, where he studied measurement and evaluation; an M.S. in Statistics from New York University’s Stern School of Business; and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.