Policy, Politics, and Leadership

Faculty delve into the broad landscape of influences – namely, history, social and economic policy, and politics – and the organizational features of the institutions that sustain the nation’s diverse array of local schools and districts. Faculty conduct both social science research and teach in the economics, sociology, history, and politics of education. Together, faculty hold a commitment to fine empirical work – whether qualitative or quantitative – that illuminates the motivations, values, and practices shaping common cause and stakeholder conflict as we try to improve public education.

To find a faculty member who is an expert in the area, click on the titles below.

Leadership in Educational Organizations

Policy Analysis and Program Implementation

Bruce Fuller*
Kris D. Gutierrez*
Annie Johnston
Judith Warren Little
Rick Mintrop
Daniel Perlstein
Janelle Scott
Tina Trujillo

* Faculty interested in admitting new doctoral students for the coming academic year.

Politics of Education Advocacy