Affiliated faculty

Megan Tompkins-Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Megan Tompkins-Stange is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School. She is the author of Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence (Harvard Education Press, 2016). She is a scholar of education policy and philanthropy, focusing on the influence of private foundations on the politics of K-12 school reform. She received her PhD in education policy and organization studies from Stanford University.

Educational background

  • PhD, Stanford University School of Education
  • EdM, Harvard University
  • BAH, Stanford University

Professional affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Recent publications

  • Tompkins-Stange, M. (with Sarah Reckhow.) Value Added: How Teacher Evaluation contract Became A Big Idea. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press (under contract)
  • Tompkins-Stange, M. (with Sarah Reckhow). “What drove support for teacher review evaluation in federal policy debates? Assessing the roles of research, resources, and timing.” (under review)