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Megan Tompkins-Stange

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Megan Tompkins-Stange is an assistant 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

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

Professional Affiliations

Philanthropy Chair Scientific Committee, ESSEC Business School (École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales)

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Book

Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.
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