Leanna Stiefel is a Professor of Economics and Education Policy, with a joint appointment in NYU-Wagner and Steinhardt and associate director of IESP.  Her research focuses on education policy and finance, especially for urban students and districts. Most recently, she has completed studies of student mobility, school organization, and small high school reform and she is now engaged in research on special education policy reform. She directs the Education and Social Policy (EDSP) Master’s program at Steinhardt.