Christopher Lubienski

Champaign, IL
Christopher Lubienski is Professor of education policy, and the Director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education at the University of Illinois. He is also a fellow with the National Education Policy Center and convener and of the World Education Research Association's International Research Network on marketization and privatization in education. Lubienski held post-doctoral fellowships with the National Academy of Education and the Advanced Studies Program at Brown University, and was named Fulbright Senior Scholar for New Zealand, where he studies school policies and student enrollment patterns. Lubienski's research focuses on questions of innovation, achievement and access in school choice systems, and policymakers' use of research, with papers in outlets such as the American Journal of Education, the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Policy, the Congressional Quarterly Researcher, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Times Education Supplement, and Business Week. In addition to School Choice Policies and Outcomes (with Walter Feinberg, SUNY Press, 2008), Lubienski published The Charter School Experiment (with Peter Weitzel, Harvard Education Press). His book on achievement in public, private and charter schools (with Sarah Theule Lubienski) will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2013.