Ze’ev Wurman was a U.S. Department of Education official under George W. Bush and is currently an executive with MonolithIC 3D Inc.
Ze’ev Wurman is a senior fellow with the American Principles Project and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
Wurman participated in developing California’s education standards and the STAR assessments in mathematics between 1995 and 2007 in various capacities. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as a senior policy adviser with the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
Throughout the development of the Common Core standards in 2009-2010 Wurman analyzed the mathematics drafts for the Pioneer Institute and for the State of California. In the summer of 2010 he served on the California Academic Content Standards Commission that evaluated the suitability of the Common Core standards for California.
Wurman has authored evaluation reports and white papers on the Common Core for the Pioneer Institute and others, and professionally evaluated other state and national standards. He published multiple professional and opinion articles about education and about the Common Core in national media.
In his non-educational life Wurman has spent four decades in electronic and semiconductor industry. Currently he is an executive with Monolithic 3D, a Silicon Valley semiconductor start up. He holds over 25 US patents and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.