Jeffrey R. Henig is a professor of political science and education and the politics and education program director at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research focuses on the boundary between private and public action in addressing social problems, including privatization and school choice, race and urban politics, and the politics of urban education reform. Henig is a member of the National Academy of Education, and is the author or co-author of 11 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 is Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.