zational decision making, and research methods. Her ongoing research deals with educational policy making, the uses of research in policy making, and the influence of ideology, interests, information, and institutional rules and structures. She has written 11 books and about 100 articles and book chapters dealing with evaluation, uses of research in policy making, cross-national comparisons of research influence, and media reporting of research. Her recent work includes Evaluation: Methods for Studying Programs and Policies, What to Do Until the Random Assigner Comes, and The Interface Between Evaluation and Public Policy, which was published internationally. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, a senior fellow at the U.S. Department of Education, and a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. She has a B.A. in government from Cornell, an M.A. in government from Columbia, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University.