Julie A. Marsh

Julie Marsh
Julie A. Marsh
Professor of Education Policy,
University of Southern California

Julie A. Marsh is professor of education policy in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California where and codirector of Center on Education Policy, Equity, and Governance. Marsh specializes in research on K–12 policy and governance, blending perspectives in education, sociology, and political science. Her work focuses on accountability and instructional policy, with particular attention to the process and politics of adoption and implementation, and to 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 coeditor of the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Marsh received her PhD in education administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.

updated 2021

Publications by Julie A. Marsh
Leadership, Partnership, and Community
Public education today faces a troubling set of challenges, including declining enrollment, staffing shortages, and polarized communities, with school boards at the center of broader political debates. How did we arrive at this current state? This…
Critical Actions for Recovery and the Role of Research in the Years Ahead
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently issued a report providing guidance on the future of education research at the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research, two centers directed by…
Evidence from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
In this brief, we use data from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll to report on California voters’ attitudes towards and engagement with local school district governance. Generally, our findings show relatively high support for school boards among…
Views from the 2021 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
Growing inequities and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic together with billions of dollars in new funding present an opportunity to make substantial changes to K–12 education to better serve all students in California. In May 2021, PACE…