Kenneth Wong
Chair of Education Department, Annenberg Professor for Education Policy


  • Leadership and governance
  • School reform
  • Urban education

Kenneth Wong is chair of the education department and Annenberg professor for education policy at Brown University. He also directs the urban education policy program at Brown. A political scientist by training, Wong has conducted extensive research in the politics of education, federalism, policy innovation, outcome-based accountability, and governance redesign, including city and state takeover, management reform, and Title I school-wide reform. His research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Social Science Research Council, the Spencer Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Broad Foundation, the British Council, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and The Rockefeller Foundation. He has advised the U.S. Congress, U.S. secretaries of education and of interior, state Legislatures, governors and mayors, and the leadership in large urban school systems on how to redesign the accountability framework. He also played a key role in redesigning the Rhode Island school funding formula.