Susan Moffitt

Susan Moffitt
Susan Moffitt
Director, Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy,
Brown University

Susan Moffitt is the director of A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and an associate professor of political science and international and public affairs at Brown University. Professor Moffitt’s research focuses on American political institutions and public policy, and examines the politics of information gathering, distribution, and use, with particular emphasis on developing the capacity to implement policy in the fields of public education and public health. She is the author of Making Policy Public: Participatory Bureaucracy in American Democracy and (with David K. Cohen), The Ordeal of Equality: Did Federal Regulation Fix the Schools. Before joining the faculty at Brown, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in health policy research at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

Publications by Susan Moffitt
California’s education policy agenda, in particular the near-simultaneous implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), has created challenges and opportunities for the state. Coming on the heels…
A Work in Progress
California state leaders are asking new things of school leaders, teachers, and students. The past decade has been a time of significant education reform. The transition began with the adoption of new academic standards for English language arts and…