Diane Hirshberg is interim director and professor of education policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA). She also serves as vice president academic for UArctic and sits on the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. Board. Hirshberg was formerly a project director and project manager at PACE. Her research interests include education policy analysis, indigenous education, circumpolar education issues, and the role of education in sustainable development. She has studied the boarding school experiences of Alaska Native students, teacher supply, demand and turnover, including the cost of teacher turnover in Alaska. Hirshberg teaches in the Master of Public Policy Program in the UAA College of Business and Public Policy. She received her master of public administration from Columbia University and her PhD in education from University of California, Los Angeles.