PhD Student in Urban Educatio
CUNY Graduate Center
Liza Pappas is a Ph.d candidate in Urban Education at the City University of New York. Her doctoral studies concentration is in critical education policy, the processes by which education policy is shaped, implemented and experienced. Her dissertation examines conflicts over proposed school closings in New York City during the years 2009-2011. Selected as a 2011 Spencer Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellow, Ms. Pappas is completing her writing this year.
Prior to her time at CUNY, Liza worked for a national education network, the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, which advocated for a shift in authority, resources, and accountability to the school level, and to reconnect schools to their communities.