Director of the Edunomics Lab & Research Professor
Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is a research professor and the director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on education finance and policy analysis, particularly in the area of education finance. Recent research traces the effects of fiscal policies at the federal, state, and district levels for their implications on resources at school and classroom levels. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels in the education system. She teaches Georgetown’s Certificate in Ed Finance and delivers numerous trainings for district and state leaders on K12 finance. Dr. Roza is author of the highly regarded education finance book, Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go? Marguerite earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Washington. Prior to that, she served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy teaching thermodynamics at the Naval Nuclear Power School. She has a BS from Duke University and has studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Amsterdam. Dr. Roza and her husband Scott have four daughters. For publications (short version): Marguerite Roza, Ph.D., is the Director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University and Senior Research Affiliate at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.