Julie Marsh
Associate Professor


  • Politics
  • School choice
  • Accountability
  • Education reform
  • No Child Left Behind
  • State policy
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • District reform
  • Community involvement
  • Teacher assessment

Julie A. Marsh, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Education Policy at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and Faculty Director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Marsh specializes in research on K-12 policy and governance. Her work focuses on accountability and instructional policy, with attention to adoption and implementation, and the ways in which policies shape practice in urban settings. One cross-cutting focus of this work relates to how teachers and administrators use data to inform their practice. A second major strand of her research examines educational governance and efforts to decentralize and democratize decision-making. Marsh is on the editorial board for the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and The Elementary School Journal. Prior to coming to USC, she was at the RAND Corporation for 8 years, where she last served as Senior Policy Researcher. She received a PhD in Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and BA in American Studies from Stanford University.