Julie A. Marsh is a professor of education policy in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, where she is also co-director of Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance. Dr. Marsh specializes in research on K-12 policy and governance, blending perspectives in education, sociology, and political science. Her work has focused on accountability and instructional policy, with particular attention to the process and politics of adoption and implementation, and the ways in which policies shape practice in urban settings. A second major strand of her research examines educational governance and efforts to decentralize and democratize decision-making. She is a co-editor of the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Prior to coming to USC, she was a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She received a Ph.D. in education administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.