Megan Tompkins-Stange has taught at the Ford School since 2011. Her research and teaching interests center on the influence of private sector and philanthropic actors within the nonprofit sector, particularly the focus on the role of private philanthropic foundations in the field of public education. Other projects examine how foundations manage advocacy-related activities in the context of legal regulations, and how funders played a central role in the creation and diffusion of management organizations within the charter school movement in the U.S. At Ford, she teaches 3 MPP courses, Public Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Values and Ethics, and Qualitative Methods, and a BA course, Philanthropic Actors in the Public Arena. She is one of the Ford School's faculty representatives to the Faculty Steering Committee of the Nonprofit and Public Management Center. She received her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Organizational Studies from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.