Michael F. Addonizio

Michael F. Addonizio
Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
399 Education

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • A.B., English, College of the Holy Cross
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University¬†


Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Education, I served as Assistant State Superintendent for Research and Policy in the Michigan Department of Education.


I am a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a member of the Kaplan Collaborative for Urban Education.

Academic Interests

  • ¬†Economics of education
  • Public school finance
  • Program evaluation

Area Of Expertise

  • Policy analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Public Finance

Research Interests

  • Teacher quality and teacher labor markets
  • Charter schools and school choice
  • Public school finance

Courses Taught

  • EDA 7600 - Structure of American Education
  • EDA 7670 - Economic Issues in Education
  • EDA 7675 - Public School Finance & Budgeting
  • EDA 7690 - Introduction to Michigan School Law and Finance
  • EDA 9790 - Seminar in Educational Administration
  • EPS 8710 - Readings in General Administration
  • EPS 9610 - Seminar in Elementary and Secondary Education Policy

Community Engagement Activities

  • Michigan School Finance Collaborative
  • Board member, University Yes Charter School, 2011-2016


Teacher Mobility in a Metropolitan Labor Market: What Teacher, School, and District Attributes Matter?
Addonizio, M. 4 2012 American Educational Research Association