The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor in Education Policy; Professor of Education and Public Policy; Director of the Urban Education Policy Program
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400 Kenneth Wong is the first Annenberg Professor for Education Policy and directs the Urban Education Policy Program. He is currently Chair of Brown University’s Education Department. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Chicago and taught in the Political Science Department at the University of Oregon before returning to the University of Chicago, where he was on the faculty of the Department of Education from 1988 to 2001. From 2001 to 2005, he was a professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College and concurrently professor of political science. He also served as associate director of the Peabody Center for Education Policy. In 2004‒2005, he was the founding director of the National Research Center on School Choice. He has written extensively on policy, reform, and governance in education and was a member of the design group on system management of AISR's Task Force on the Future of Urban Districts.