Susan Kemper Patrick is a Senior Researcher on the Educator Quality team at the Learning Policy Institute. After working in schools as a middle school teacher and volunteer coordinator, her research now examines inequities in the learning opportunities available to both students and their teachers. At LPI, Patrick's work focuses on understanding the experiences of teacher and administrator candidates in California. Prior to joining LPI, she served as a postdoctoral researcher for the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a research-practice partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Vanderbilt University.
Patrick received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Policy from Vanderbilt University, a M.Ed. in Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in African and African-American Studies from Duke University.