Dr. Janelle Scott is an Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, and the Department of African American Studies. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a degree in Political Science, and of UCLA, where she earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy. Her research centers on three related policy strands: the racial politics of public education, the politics of school choice, and the role of private sector actors in shaping public education. Her current research examines the relationship between philanthropy and school choice policy in urban communities. She is a 2008-2009 National Academy of Education-Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, and the editor of School choice and diversity: What the evidence says (2005 Teachers College Press).