Prior to her appointment as interim dean, Heather E. Price worked for four years as the Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies doctoral program with concurrent appointment in the Social, Behavioral, and Forensic Sciences department. Her sociological research agenda on education includes social network analysis in schools, comparing education and education policies at the international level, and analyzing the unforeseen consequences from educational policies. Price primarily publishes on the sociology of education, including studies on school leadership, school community and climate, teacher commitment, school choice, and social capital among educators. These studies are published in journals such as American Educational Research Journal, Education Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy, Journal of Educational Administration, and Social Science Research and numerous book chapters on international education and social methods. Price also broadly studies the relational sociology, including her book of American Generosity: Who Gives and Why? (2016, Oxford). Prior to Marian, Price worked as a senior analyst at the University of Notre Dame and in the private educational policy sector as well as taught for years in Milwaukee Public Schools.