Professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy
Higher education policy; access to higher education; law, politics and policy; primary and secondary education policy; race and ethnicity
Office phone: (510) 642-7531
Cell: (415) 218-4949
Kirp also is author of the recently published Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: Higher Education Goes to Market (Harvard University Press, 2003). In addition to writing about higher education, he has written about a wide range of subjects, among them primary and secondary education, race and gender discrimination, housing and civil liberties. His recent books include Our Town: Race, Housing and the Soul of Suburbia, Almost Home: America’s Love-Hate Relationship with Community, and Education Policy and the Law (fourth edition). His articles have appeared in law, public policy, political science and education journals, as well as in the New York Times, The Nation, The Public Interest, The American Prospect, The Atlantic Monthly and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has worked with numerous public agencies at the federal, state and local levels, as well as foundations and nonprofit organizations.