Kevin Duff
Senior Analyst

Kevin has dedicated his professional career to ensuring that each child has greater opportunities and success.

Before joining Education First, Kevin served as a senior policy analyst for the Ohio Department of Education. In that role, he worked with Ohio’s governor, legislature and State Board of Education to craft and implement major policies.

During his time at the Ohio Department of Education, Kevin played a leading role on several policy initiatives. These include transitioning to rigorous state standards and assessments, establishing new graduation requirements and transforming the state’s accountability system. Earlier in his tenure, Kevin also served as an analyst in the department’s Office of Policy and Research.

Kevin earned his Master of Public Administration from the John Glenn College at Ohio State University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ohio State University. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Kevin's expertise

  • College- & Career- Ready Teaching & Learning Strategy
  • Assessments for Learning
  • Accountability, Flexibility & Support
  • Policy Analysis and Development
  • Research, Program Analysis & Program Strategy

Recent clients

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Council of Chief State School Officers
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Philanthropy Ohio
  • BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools
  • The Niswonger Foundation

Kevin likes


  • Ohio State Football

  • Biking Unreasonably Long Distances