Barnett Family Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University
President Barak Obama nominated Susanna Loeb, the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences on March 16, 2012. The Senate confirmed Professor Loeb’s appointment on June 29, 2012 for a four year term expiring March 15, 2016.
Susanna Loeb is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis, and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). She specializes in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Her research addresses teacher policy, looking specifically at how teachers' preferences affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools, how pre-service coursework requirements affect the quality of teacher candidates, and how reforms affect teachers' career decisions. She also studies school leadership and school finance, for example looking at how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of resources across schools. Susanna is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Policy Council of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management, and Co-Editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.