Susanna Loeb is the director of the Annenberg Institute and professor of education and international and public affairs at Brown University. Before moving to Brown, Dr. Loeb was the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she was the founding director of the Center for Education Policy and co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Her research focuses broadly on education policy and its role in improving educational opportunities for students. Dr. Loeb's work has addressed issues of educator career choices and professional development, school finance and governance, and early childhood systems. She has been a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She also led the research for both of the Getting Down to Facts projects for California schools and is co-author of the book Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making. Dr. Loeb received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.