Lubienski is an expert on education policy and reform, studying the effects of school choice policies (e.g. charter schools, vouchers, homeschooling) particularly in areas of academic achievement, access, democratic governance, and innovation in the U.S. and other nations. Additionally, he examines advocacy organizations’ ability to influence the use of research evidence in the policymaking process. Lubienski serves as the Director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education at the University of Illinois. He is also the Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Western Australia, a Fellow with the National Education Policy Center in Boulder, Colorado, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in New Zealand.