Education policy expert to lead Annenberg Institute for School Reform

August 28, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Susanna Loeb, an expert in education policy and a professor of education at Stanford University, has been appointed the next director of Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Loeb will join the institute in the wake of “The Annenberg Institute: A Road Map,” a January 2017 plan that refocused its mission and added strength to its capacity to serve the community, the region and the nation as a leading hub for social science scholarship related to education.

“Susanna joins the Brown community and Annenberg Institute at a moment of extraordinary opportunity,” University Provost Richard Locke wrote in an Aug. 28 email announcing Loeb’s appointment. “She is a distinguished scholar and collaborative academic and administrative leader who brings to this role a depth of understanding about the application of research to affect policy development and change.”

The new plan for the Annenberg Institute emerged from a set of recommendations developed by a committee of University leaders, Annenberg Institute staff and Brown faculty who reviewed the institute’s mission, strengths and opportunities for the future. As it enters a new phase of growth and development focused on the causes, consequences and mitigation of educational inequality, chief among the actions outlined was the appointment of a new director who would shape and execute the new vision.