Matt Bowman is Executive Director of the Zephyr Institute. His work focuses on technology-driven innovation in education systems. He cofounded EdSurge, a news service for education entrepreneurs. He worked previously as a KIPP teacher, Teach for America corps member, and writer for VentureBeat, and helped launch the Phaedrus Initiative, a nationwide network of inner-city blended-learning schools. He holds a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley. His interests are in moral philosophy and the history of ideas, and he particularly enjoys discussing the telos of human life and action, and the historical context of intellectual trends.