Francine Menashy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership in Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She holds a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her research examines global governance organizations, aid to education, and private sector engagement in educational policy-making and financing. Francine's projects been funded by such sources as the Open Society Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Education International, and Dubai Cares. She has been the recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, the George Bereday Award from the Comparative International Education Society, and is a co-editor of the Comparative Education Review. At UMass Boston, Francine teaches and advises in the Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies doctoral program and is cross-affiliated with the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. In the past she has worked with an NGO in Laos and as a public school teacher in Toronto.