Professor of Education and Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
Bruce Fuller is professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His work centers on institutions, large and small, that attempt to lift children and families and often focuses on how the social organization of schools or families advance the well-being of young children. He is author of Standardized Childhood and Organizing Locally. His latest book—When Schools Work—reports how a feisty band of activists shook civic politics in Los Angeles and won school reforms that elevated student achievement for nearly two decades. After receiving his doctorate in sociology at Stanford University, he worked in southern Africa for the World Bank, then taught comparative policy at Harvard University.