Julie A. Marsh

Julie A. Marsh, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and faculty co-director of the USC Rossier 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 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. One cross-cutting focus of this work relates to how teachers and administrators use data to inform their practice. A second major strand of her research examines educational governance and efforts to decentralize and democratize decision-making. Marsh is a co-editor of the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Prior to coming to USC in July 2010, she was at the RAND Corporation for eight years, where she last served as Senior Policy Researcher. She received a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.