Katharine O. Strunk is a professor of education policy and, by courtesy, economics, and the Clifford E. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Education. She is also co-director of the Michigan State University Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) and an associate editor of the journal Education Finance and Policy. Dr. Strunk’s research is focused on three areas, all of which fall under the broad umbrella of K-12 education governance: teachers’ unions and the collective bargaining agreements they negotiate with school districts, teacher evaluation and compensation, and accountability policies. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State University, she was an associate professor at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and an assistant professor of education policy at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Strunk received her Ph.D. in administration and policy analysis from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.