Amal Kumar

Job title: 
Research Associate and Editor, ROPS

Amal Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the California State University, Sacramento. His teaching and research explore the evolving relationships between public higher education and its institutional, political, and social contexts through rigorous interdisciplinary engagement between organizational theory, public policy, and history. Current interests include policy intermediaries, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, and equity in the American professoriate. His work has been published in Higher Education, CSHE’s Research and Occasional Paper Series, and by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineAmal holds a PhD in Education from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University.

Research interests: 

higher education policy and governance; innovation and entrepreneurship; equity in academia