Susan Moffitt

Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Professor Moffitt’s research focuses on American political institutions and public policy.  Her research examines the politics of information gathering, distribution, and use, with particular emphasis on developing the capacity to implement policy in the fields of public education and public health. Her latest book, Making Policy Public: Participatory Bureaucracy in American Democracy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Her first book, The Ordeal of Equality: Did Federal Regulation Fix the Schools, co-authored with David K. Cohen, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. Her other scholarship has appeared in The American Journal of Political ScienceThe Journal of PoliticsThe Journal of Law, Economics and OrganizationThe American Journal of EducationMedical Care, and numerous edited volumes.  Before joining the faculty at Brown, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in health policy research at Harvard University. She holds a PhD (political science) and a master of public policy degree from the University of Michigan.

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Jeffrey R. Henig, Melissa Arnold Lyon, Susan Moffitt, David Plank. (2018). Getting Down to Facts II
Susan Moffitt, Neal Finkelstein. (2018). Getting Down to Facts II
Margot Jackson, Susan Moffitt. (2017). The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 674(1)
David Cohen, Susan Moffitt, Kelly Smith. (2017). Shaping Education Policy: Power and Process 2nd Edition. Routledge
Susan Moffitt. (2016). History of Education Quarterly, 56(2), 375-381
Susan Moffitt, David Cohen. (2015). The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 1(3), 187-202
Susan Moffit