Patricia  Burch

Patricia Burch

Professor of Education

PhD, Stanford University

Contact info

pburch@usc.eduPhone: 909-273-7527WPH 901Curriculum Vitae


K-12 Education Policy


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

Patricia Burch

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). 


Honors and Awards:

USC Mentoring Award 2018



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

Selected Publications

Edit Profile