Our Board – BLUEPRINT SCHOOLS NETWORK, INC. Skip to content

Our Board

Dr. Steven Levitt

Dr. Levitt has taught at the University of Chicago since 1997. He currently directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. In 2004, Levitt received the John Bates Clark Medal, which is awarded to the most influential economist under the age of 40. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's “100 People Who Shape Our World.” Steve co-authored "Freakonomics," which spent over 2 years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold more than 3 million copies in 35 languages worldwide. The follow up to "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics" was published in 2009. Steve also is the co-author of the popular New York Times Freakonomics Blog.

Robert E. Cowden III

Bob Cowden is a retired partner in the Boston law firm Casner & Edwards, LLP. There, he concentrated on tax, general corporate, regulatory and real estate matters for operating charitable organizations, grantmaking foundations and trade associations. He is a past officer and director of the greater Boston United Way. He currently serves on the governing boards of Center for Northern Woodlands Education, Inc. and Chaffin Scholarship Fund. Bob is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

Don Oppenheimer

After a 20-year career as a management consultant and an additional 23 years serving in senior management positions, Don retired in 2020 as an Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He currently does part-time consulting and serves on public sector and non-profit Boards. Prior to the Kennedy School, Don was the Chief Information and Knowledge Officer at Goodwin Procter LLP. Don spent most of his career in management consulting as a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). He was a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and received his M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Daphne Martschenko, PhD

Daphne Martschenko, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Martschenko holds an MPhil and a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge. She has six years of experience working in the education nonprofit sector, focusing specifically on addressing summer learning loss and the opportunity gap. Dr. Martschenko also worked as Team Lead for the University of Chicago Center for RISC, helping to launch the center's efforts to integrate data science into K-12 math education. A former rower, Dr. Martschenko also serves on the Head of the Charles x Gold Cup grant committee to support youth rowing programs committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.