Katrina Bulkley
Professor of Educational Leadership


  • Charter schools
  • District reform
  • Leadership and governance
  • Urban education

Katrina Bulkley is professor of educational leadership at Montclair State University. Her research examines the intersection of policy and leadership in efforts to increase market-linked ideas in education and enhance accountability and data-driven change. She studies issues around the increasing use of new governance structures and non-public actors to improve public education (with a particular focus on urban education). She is principal investigator on a project that examines Portfolio Management Models, with a focus on the connections between governance change and educational practice in Denver, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Other recent studies have focused on the development of aspiring leaders in non-traditional leadership preparation programs in New York City and the role of charter school leaders. Bulkley received a bachelor’s degree with honors in government from Wesleyan University, a master’s in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in administration and policy analysis from the Stanford University School of Education.