Program Faculty

 

Paul E. PetersonPaul E. Peterson, Director
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government
Senior Editor, Education Next

Bio
CV
Website

Email: ppeterso@gov.harvard.edu 
Phone: 617-495-8312/7976

 

Martin R. WestMartin R. West, Deputy Director
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education and Academic Dean
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Editor-in-Chief, Education Next

Website

Email: martin_west@gse.harvard.edu

 

Advisory Committee

In 2002, PEPG formed the advisory committee, under the chairmanship of Bruce Kovner, founder of Caxton Associates, to counsel the program on potential research topics, ways of communicating to a broader audience, and other ideas for improving the program. The committee has since met on an annual basis and has been instrumental in assisting the program achieve its core missions. Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, next served as chairman from 2009 to 2015. Steve Klinsky, of New Mountain Capital LLC, has served as chairman since 2015.

Steve Klinsky
New Mountain Capital, LLC
Chairman

Cory Booker
United States Senator, New Jersey

Alberto M. Carvalho
Los Angeles Unified School District

Mark Dalzell
Capital Group

Phil Handy
Winter Park Capital Company

Roger Hertog 
Alliance Capital Management

Richard R. Hough III
Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC

Al Hubbard
E&A Industries

John F. Kirtley
J&J Investment Ventures LLC

Wayne D. Lewis, Jr.
Houghton College

Deborah McGriff 
formerly NewSchools Venture Fund

Nick Melvoin
Los Angeles Unified School District

Joseph Olchefske
Superintendent and Education Entrepreneur

Daniel S. Peters
Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation

James Piereson 
William E. Simon Foundation

Nina S. Rees 
Rees & Associates

Patrick Wolf
University of Arkansas

 

Affiliated Harvard Faculty

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Henry Lee Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Christopher Jencks
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus
Kennedy School of Government

Richard J. Light
Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Donald Rubin
John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, Emeritus
Department of Statistics

 

Research Affiliates

Christopher Berry
William J. and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

David E. Campbell
Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy
Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Rajashri Chakrabarti
Senior Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Albert Cheng
Assistant Professor, College of Education and Health Professions
University of Arkansas

Matthew Chingos
Vice President, Education Data and Policy
Urban Institute

Anna J. Egalite
Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
North Carolina State University

Leslie Finger
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of North Texas

Joshua Goodman
Associate Professor of Education Economics
Boston University

Jay P. Greene
Senior Research Fellow
Heritage Foundation

Eric A. Hanushek
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Daniel Hamlin
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The University of Oklahoma

Michael T. Hartney
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Boston College

Michael Henderson
Associate Professor; Director, Public Policy Research Lab
Manship School of Mass Communication
Tom Jarreau Hardin Professor
Louisiana State University

Frederick M. Hess
Senior Fellow and Director, Education Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

David Houston
Assistant Professor of Education Policy
George Mason University

William G. Howell
Sydney Stein Professor of American Politics
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

Caroline M. Hoxby
Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics
Stanford University

Brian Jacob
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

R. Shep Melnick
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Boston College

Michael Podgursky
Chancellor's Professor
College of Arts and Science, Economics
University of Missouri

M. Danish Shakeel
Director, Center for Education Entrepreneurship
University of Buckingham

Beth Schueler
Assistant Professor, Education and Public Policy
University of Virginia

Martina Viarengo
Professor of Economics
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva

Ludger Woessmann
Professor of Economics of Education
University of Munich
Human Capital and Innovation Dept. Head
Ifo Institute for Economic Research

 

Academic Visitors

Clint BolickClint Bolick
Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Derrell BradfordDerrell Bradford
President, 50CAN
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Alberto CarvalhoAlberto Carvalho
Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Robin LakeRobin Lake
Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Joseph OlchefskeJoseph Olchefske
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education; Former Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

George ParkerGeorge Parker
Senior Advisor, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Former President, Washington, D.C. Teacher’s Union
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

James PeyserJames Peyser
Former Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Michelle RheeMichelle Rhee
Co-founder, BuildWithin; Former Chancellor, Washington, D.C. Public Schools
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Lisa SnellLisa Snell
Senior Fellow, Stand Together Trust
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Rocco TestaniRocco Testani
Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland, Atlanta, Georgia
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

 

John WhiteJohn White
Chief Success Officer, Great Minds; Former State Superintendent, Louisiana
Co-instructor, GOV-1368: The Politics of American Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Fall 2023

 

Post Doctoral Researchers

Mohit KarnaniMohit Karnani
Email: mkarnani@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

PEPG Researchers

Tyler Simko
Government Department
Email: tsimko@g.harvard.edu

David Struhs
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Email: david_struhs@fas.harvard.edu

Staff

Antonio WendlandAntonio Wendland
Associate Director
Email: antonio_wendland@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-7976

 

Michael PoorMichael Poor
Managing Editor, Education Next
Email: michael_poor@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-5488

 

Nick TavaresNick Tavares
Research, Data and Web Manager
Web Editor, Education Next
Email: nick_tavares@hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-8575