Susan Moore Johnson is director and principal investigator of the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers and the Jerome T. Murphy Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Johnson teaches and studies teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, she has a continuing research interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools. She has studied the leadership of superintendents, the effects of collective bargaining on schools, the use of incentive pay plans for teachers, and the school as a context for adult work. From 1993-1999, Johnson served as academic dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author of many published articles and four books: Teacher Unions in Schools, Teachers at Work, Leading to Change: The Challenge of the New Superintendency, and Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools. Johnson is a member of the National Academy of Education.
In this policy brief, four prominent scholars examine how public colleges and universities, after decades of underfunding, can cope with projected budget shortfalls brought on by the pandemic.