Professor Stedrak's research focuses on the intersection of K-12 school finance and school law with an emphasis on constitutional and statutory rights of students, teachers, and administrators in K-12 public schools. His research is nationally recognized in the fields of school finance and school law. His work is regularly published in the Journal of Education Finance and Educational Considerations, two of the top-tiered journals in the field of K-12 school finance.
Professor Stedrak’s research has been referenced in numerous outlets such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Research in Higher Education, Economics of Education Review, Educational Policy, Education Week, Journal of Student Financial Aid, Inside Higher Ed, Issues and Trends in Educational Technology, The Review of Higher Education, and The Journal of Higher Education.
Professor Stedrak was awarded the National Education Finance Academy Distinguished Research and Practice Fellowship award. This award is given to individuals who have gained national visibility and who have distinguished themselves by continued exemplary research and practice in the field of public education finance, both at the elementary and secondary level, as well as in higher education. The National Education Finance Academy focuses on providing national leadership on integrating educational research and policy in a dynamic way to address critical issues in education. Professor Stedrak is also the Chief of Staff for the National Education Finance Academy and serves on the organization’s Board of Advisors.
Professor Stedrak has served on the Board of Directors of the Education Law Association. ELA is the premier national association that provides information about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities and colleges.