Amanda Datnow is a Professor in the Department of Education Studies and Associate Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on educational reform and policy, with a particular interest in issues of equity and the professional lives of educators. Her recent work involved studies of data use, teacher collaboration, and school transformation. Two of her current projects were centred around interdisciplinary teams engaging in research-practice partnerships. Datnow is deeply committed to positively impacting policy and practice and works closely with local educators and policymakers and with organizations nationally and internationally to achieve this goal. Her work has been published in several leading journals. Datnow is the author of eight books, including most recently Professional Collaboration with Purpose: Teaching Learning Towards Equitable and Excellent Schools, with V. Park. (2019, Routledge).