Director of Research and Senior Fellow
Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research
• K-12 education
State Education Agencies
Common Core Implementation
• Higher education
Community college financing
• Illicit drug policy
• Budget and tax policy
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).
Fiscal Realities: Budget Tradeoffs in California Government
Ph.D. (1996), political science, University of Wisconsin, Madison. M.P.A. (1986), public administration, University of Texas, Austin.
(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.