Sarah Diem

Sarah Diem

  • Professor, PK12 Leadership and Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational politics and policy
  • Educational policy implementation
  • School desegregation


Sarah Diem is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. She is also a Faculty Affiliate in the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs and the Qualitative Inquiry Program in the College of Education. She researches the social, political, and geographic contexts of education, focusing primarily on how the politics and implementation of educational policies affect outcomes related to racial equity and opportunity within public schools. She is also interested in the ways in which future school leaders are being prepared to address racism in their school communities. Dr. Diem received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from The University of Texas at Austin.