Gartner Expert

Zahid Kisa

Sr Principal, Research

Zahid Kisa is a Senior Principal Researcher in Gartner's Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM) team, where he leads research workstreams that generate insights for Strategic Portfolio Leaders. Using the peer and practitioner research model, Mr. Kisa provides a portfolio of tools, benchmarks, and case studies tailored to address the high-priority needs of Strategic Portfolio Leaders.

Previous experience

Prior to this, Mr. Kisa was an academic researcher who studied the effects of educational policies and interventions on teachers' performance and students' learning.

Professional background

Learning System Institute,Florida State University

Research Analyst

Regional Educational Laboratory-Southeast

Quantitative Methodologist

Learning Research and Development Center

Research Fellow


B.A., Mathematics and Science Education, Bogazici University

M.A., Educational Science, Bogazici University

Ph.D., Learning Sciences and Policy and Quantitative Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh

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