Orr is the Frederick Lippitt Professor of Public
Policy, Political Science and Urban Studies and Director of the A. Alfred
Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. He is
the author and editor of five books, including Black Social Capital: The
Politics of School Reform in Baltimore, which won
the Policy Studies Organization's Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best book
published in 1999, and The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics and the
Challenge of Urban Education, which was named the
best book in 1999 by the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Urban
Books by the Author
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