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Main interests are in contemporary political theory. I am currently working on two book projects, the first on the ideals of equality and adequacy as applied to education policy and reform, the second about topics in ethics, public policy, and philanthropy.
Author of Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002), co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It (Brookings Institution Press, 2005), and co-editor of Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, Philosophy, at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Education.
He is the Director of the Program on Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. He also has affiliations with the following programs: Urban Studies, the Haas Center for Public Service, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
Rob is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest award for teaching. He also co-founded the Hope House Scholars program, an initiative where Stanford faculty offer free courses in the liberal arts to women at the Hope House facility in Redwood City, a drug rehabilitation program.
Rob has a long-standing interest in K-12 education. He is a board member of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Before attending graduate school, Rob was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas.