Kathryn E. Wiley is a faculty fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and the National Education Policy Center. She is an expert in education policy and school discipline. She uses multiple methods and a historical lens to understand contemporary education policies in the context of longstanding, racialized inequalities. Her research has appeared in the American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Education Finance and Policy, and Evidence and Policy and has been featured in Chalkbeat and Boulder Weekly. Prior to joining NEPC, she conducted research with the University of Denver-Denver Public Schools Researcher-Practitioner Partnership on School Discipline. She was a recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and a University of Colorado Boulder Dissertation Fellowship, and has since served as PI and co-PI on grants from the Spencer Foundation and the University of Denver. She has a PhD in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado Boulder.