Patricia Burch

  • Professor of Education
  • Co-director of CEPEG

Research Concentration

  • K-12 Education Policy


PhD, Stanford University


  • Organizational and Institutional Change • Education Policy • Intersection of Public and Private Partnerships in Education • Digital Instruction • Policy Implementation and Impact • Equity and Quality in Public School Instruction
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Patricia Burch (PhD, Stanford University) is a Professor of Education at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles California. Burch’s research focuses on education policy, organizational and institutional theory, qualitative and mixed methods research, and evidence based policy and practice. She started as a community organizer in Boston. She is married to Robert Berner and has two children (Cuba and Celia). 

Awards and Grants

USC Mentoring Award 2018

Courses Taught


  • Policy and Politics in Urban Education
  • Organizations, Institutions and Educational Equity
  • Research Methods