Jeffrey R. Henig is a professor of political science and education and the Politics & Education Program Director at Teachers College, Columbia. His research interests focus on the boundary between private action and public action in addressing social problems, including privatization and school choice, race and urban politics, the politics of urban education reform. Dr. Henig is a member of the National Academy of Education, and is the author or co-author of eleven books, including The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics and the Challenge of Urban Education, and Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools. His book Spin Cycle: How Research Gets Used in Policy Debates: The Case of Charter Schools, won the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award in 2010. His latest book, Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics, was published in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University.