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program faculty  
Paul E. Peterson, Director
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government
Editor-in-Chief, Education Next

Bio  •   CV  •  Website

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


Martin R. West, Deputy Director
Associate Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education


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.
Steve Klinsky
New Mountain Capital, LLC

Cory Booker
United States Senator, New Jersey

Cesar Conde

Bruce Douglas
Harvard Development Company

Timothy Draper
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

C. Boyden Gray
Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC

Phil Handy
Winter Park Capital Company

Roger Hertog
Alliance Capital Management

Al Hubbard
E&A Industries

Gisèle Huff
Jaquelin Hume Foundation

John F. Kirtley
KLH Capital, L.P.

Deborah McGriff

Daniel S. Peters
Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation

James Piereson
William E. Simon Foundation

Michael Podgursky
University of Missouri

Jerry Rappaport
Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation

Nina S. Rees
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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affiliated harvard faculty  

Roland Fryer
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Nathan Glazer
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Joshua Goodman
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

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

Richard Light
Walter H. Gale Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

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

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research affiliates  

Christopher Berry

Associate Professor
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

David E. Campbell
Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Rajashri Chakrabarti
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Matthew Chingos
Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center
Urban Institute

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

Jay P. Greene
Department Head and 21st Century Chair
in Education Reform
University of Arkansas

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

Michael Henderson
Assistant Professor of Research — Director, Public Policy Research Lab
Manship School of Mass Communication
Louisiana State Universit


Frederick M. Hess
Resident Scholar and
Director of Education Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

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

Martina Viarengo

Assistant 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

Patrick J. Wolf
Professor and Endowed Chair in School Choice
Department of Education Reform
University of Arkansas


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Academic Visitors  
Jeb Bush
43rd Governor of Florida and founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
2016 Godkin Lecture — John F. Kennedy School of Government
John White
Louisiana State Superintendent of Education
Co-instructor, SUP-448: The Political Economy of the School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Fall 2016
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Post Doctoral Fellows  
Samuel Barrows, Ph.D.
Email: samuel_barrows@hks.harvard.edu
Albert Cheng
Email: albert_cheng@hks.harvard.edu
Beth Schueler
Email: beth_schueler@hks.harvard.edu
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PEPG research fellows  
Colin Antaya, Master of Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Email: colin_antaya@hks17.harvard.edu
Leslie Finger, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University
Email: lfinger@fas.harvard.edu
Spencer Sherman, Master of Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Email: spencer_sherman@hks17.harvard.edu
Katharina Werner, Visiting Doctoral Research Fellow, PEPG, Harvard Kennedy School
Email: katharina_werner@hks.harvard.edu
Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón, Government Department and Social Policy Program
Email: carlos.lastra.anadon@gmail.com
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Antonio Wendland
Associate Director

Email: pepg_administrator@hks.harvard.edu  •  Phone: 617-495-7976

Amanda Olberg Amanda Olberg
Managing Editor of Editorial and Production, Education Next

Email: amanda_olberg@hks.harvard.edu  •  Phone: 617-496-2064

Nick Tavares

Nick Tavares
Research, Data and Web Manager
Web Editor, Education Next

Email: nick_tavares@hks.harvard.edu  •  Phone: 617-495-8575

Michael Poor

Michael Poor
Staff Assistant

Email: michael_poor@hks.harvard.edu  •  Phone: 617-496-5488

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