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Susanna Loeb

Susanna Loeb


Office: CERAS 522


Susanna Loeb is a Professor at the Graduate School of Education. She was Director of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, where she was also Professor of Education and of International and Public Affairs and the founder and acting executive director of the National Student Support Accelerator, which aims to expand access to relationship-based, high-impact tutoring in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Susanna’s research focuses broadly on education policy and its role in improving educational opportunities for students. Her work has addressed issues of educator career choices and professional development, of school finance and governance, and of early childhood systems. Before moving to Brown, Susanna was the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford. She was the founding director of the Center for Education Policy at Stanford and co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Susanna led the research for both Getting Down to Facts projects for California schools. In 2020, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also an affiliate at NBER and JPAL and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Administration and Policy Analysis
SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy

Recent Publications

Chamberlain, L. J., Bruce, J., De La Cruz, M., Huffman, L., Steinberg, J. R., Bruguera, R., … Loeb, S. (2021). A Text-Based Intervention to Promote Literacy: An RCT. Pediatrics.

York, B. N., Loeb, S., & Doss, C. (2019). One Step at a Time The Effects of an Early Literacy Text-Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers. JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 54(3), 537–566.

Bettinger, E. P., Fox, L., Loeb, S., & Taylor, E. S. (2017). Virtual Classrooms: How Online College Courses Affect Student Success. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 107(9), 2855–2875.

Susanna Loeb in the News & Media

Research by the National Student Support Accelerator, a program led by GSE Professor Susanna Loeb, finds that D.C. students who participated in an intensive tutoring program were more likely to show up to school on days when they had a scheduled session.
March 22, 2024
Professor Susanna Loeb highlights considerations for districts in implementing a high-impact tutoring program with available resources.
September 25, 2023
Professor Susanna Loeb, who founded and directs the National Student Support Accelerator, led a convening to explore ways to sustain and expand high-impact tutoring programs.
May 17, 2023
Photo of Dan Schwartz speaking at ASU+GSV
April 21, 2023
Research Stories
Research by Professor Susanna Loeb shows that “short-burst” tutoring in phonics provides benefits similar to more intensive and costly programs.
March 13, 2023
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