About Us



Keith Nitta
Keith Nitta: AssociateProfessor
Education Policy, Comparative Politics, Leadership and Management
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Core Faculty

Shauna Carlisle
Shauna Carlisle: Assistant Professor
Approaches to Social Research, Race, Public Policy and Inequality
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Washington


Shauna Carlisle
Karam Dana: Assistant Professor
Diplomacy & Foreign Policy, International Development, Middle East Society & Politics, Politics of Race and Ethnicity
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington

Nives Dolsak
Nives Dolšak: Associate Professor
Public Policy, Environmental Policy, International Relations
Ph.D., Joint Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington


Cinnamon Hillyard

Cinnamon Hillyard: Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Ethnomathematics
Ph.D., Mathematics, Utah State University


Dan Jacoby
Dan Jacoby: Professor
Political Economy, Labor and Education
Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington



Bruce Kochis
Bruce Kochis: Senior Lecturer
Policy Studies, Human Rights, East European Studies
Ph.D., Slavic, University of Michigan


Affiliate Faculty

Tom Bellamy
Tom Bellamy: Professor and Founding Director: Goodlad Institute
Education Policy, Education Leadership and Renewal, School Reform
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Oregon


Shauna Carlisle
Charlie Collins: Assistant Professor
Community Organizations, Multilevel Theory, Community Transformation, Social Networks
Ph.D., Ecological Community Pscychology, Michigan State University


Martha Groom

Betheny Gross: Senior Research Analyst, Research Director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education
Education Policy, School Governance, Education Finance, Human Capital
Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Paul Hill
Paul Hill: Professor
Reinventing Public Education
Ph.D., Political Science, Ohio State University


Martha Groom
Martha Groom: Professor
Conservation of Biodiversity, Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Washington

Martha GroomRobin Lake: Director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education
Education Policy, School Governance, Special Education, Personalized Learning
M.P.A., Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Gwen Ottinger

David Stokes: Associate Professor
Conservation Biology, Animal Ecology, Conservation Planning 
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Washington


Robert Turner: Assistant Professor
Earth and Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Sustainability
Ph.D., Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



   Camille Walsh: Assistant Professor
   Law; Human Rights; Education Policy; Race, Gender and
   J.D. Harvard Law School
   Ph.D., History, University of Oregon


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