Patrick Murphy

Director of Research and Senior Fellow
Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research
(415) 291-4455
murphy@ppic.org
curriculum vitae

Expertise
• K-12 education
   State Education Agencies
   Common Core Implementation
• Higher education 
   Community college financing
• Illicit drug policy
• Budget and tax policy

Experience
Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research, Public Policy Institute of California (2013–present). Professor of Politics (1996-present), University of San Francisco. Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco (2004-2009). Senior Research Consultant, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington (2000-2013). Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1994-1996). Budget Examiner, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (1989-1991). Social Scientist, RAND Corporation (1986-1989).

Education
Ph.D. (1996), political science, University of Wisconsin, Madison. M.P.A. (1986), public administration, University of Texas, Austin.

PPIC Publications
California’s Transition to the Common Core State Standards: The State's Role in Local Capacity Building (co-authored with Paul Warren). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Higher Education in California: Institutional Costs (co-authored with Hans Johnson, Kevin Cook, and Margaret Weston). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Higher Education in California: Performance Budgeting (co-authored with Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson, and Margaret Weston). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Implementing the Common Core State Standards in California (co-authored with Paul Warren). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Fiscal Realities: Budget Tradeoffs in California Government (co-authored with Tracy M. Gordon, Jaime Calleja Alderete, Jon Sonstelie,and Ping Zhang). Public Policy Institute of California, 2007.

Financing California's Community Colleges Public Policy Institute of California, 2004.

Other Selected Publications