Julie A. Marsh

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

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.

Publications by Julie A. Marsh
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…
Views from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier Poll
With important state and national elections looming, where do California voters stand on some of the major education policy issues of the day? This report examines findings from the 2020 PACE/USC Rossier poll of California voters. The poll…
In this brief, we update previous research on the implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) with the results from a 2019 poll of California voters. Results show that while public awareness of the LCFF has increased, more…