Podgursky to Serve on Advisory Committee
Michael Podgursky, professor of economics, has accepted an invitation to serve on the advisory committee for the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Since 1996, the goals of the PEPG have been to provide high-level scientific training for young scholars who can make contributions to research, to foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers, and to provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.
“This is a very high profile program nationally that has trained many of the top scholars in the field of education policy,” says Podgursky.
In 2002, PEPG formed the advisory committee to counsel the program on potential research topics, ways of communicating to a broader audience, and other ideas for improving the program. The committee has since met on an annual basis and has been instrumental in assisting the program achieve its core missions. Podgursky will join highly influential people from the business and philanthropic community, as well as education policy-makers.
Podgursky has written many articles on the economics of education with a primary focus on educator labor markets and human resource policy in schools. He serves on the board of editors of Education Finance and Policy and Peabody Journal of Education, and he is on the advisory boards for various statistical agencies and research institutes. He is an education fellow at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University and has served as a consultant for school districts, K–12 non-profits, foundations, and governments on school finance and educator compensation.
“This really is a very impressive program, both in terms of their students and their impact on public policy debates,” says Podgursky. “I am deeply honored to serve.”
By Laura Lindsey, College of Arts and Science
May 11, 2012