Prof. Lubienski's research focuses on the intersections of public and private interests in education, with a special interest in issues of equity, access and organizational behavior.
His academic background includes Postdoctoral fellowships at Brown University and the National Academy of Education. He is a visiting professor at East China Normal University, and also a Fellow at the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in New Zealand, and Sir Walter Murdoch Visiting Professor at Murdoch University, Perth. He has received many awards and accolades over the years including the University of Illinois College of Education Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, and the PROSE award for his 2014 book from the University of Chicago Press, and has consistently been on the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students during his tenure at the University of Illinois. In addition, he was Associate Editor of the American Educational Research Journal, and serves or has served on the editorial board of many academic journals including Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy. Educational Theory, and Educational Researcher.