Brandon Busteed

  • Gallup Education

Brandon Busteed is a Partner at Gallup and Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development. His career spans a wide range of work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer and university trustee. Busteed’s work integrates Gallup’s research and science on talent, strengths, engagement and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness and educational outcomes. With Busteed’s leadership, Gallup Education has released several major Gallup studies. 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. Busteed has frequently written for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusteeship Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and other publications. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today and on NPR and the NBC News “TODAY” show, among others. Busteed received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Augustana College. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke and has served on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy.