Ben Pogodzinski

Ben  Pogodzinski
Associate Professor - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

377 Education Bldg

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009
  • M.P.P., Georgetown University, 2003
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1999


CV (Last update: 5/22/2018): B. Pogodzinski


  • Education Leadership and Policy Studies

Research Interests

My research interests focus on how state and district policies, school organizational context, and labor relations influence teachers’ instructional practices, effectiveness, and labor market decisions. My additional research interests focus on school choice policies and school financing.

Courses Taught

  • EDA 7600 Structure of American Education (online course)
  • EDA 7660 School-Community Relations
  • EDA 7690 Introduction to Michigan School Law
  • EDA 8650 Staff Development
  • EPS 9600 Seminar in Research and Theory in Administration
  • EPS 8180 Research Seminar
  • EPS 9610 Seminar in Educational Policy Development
  • EPS 9620 Seminar in Educational Policy Initiatives 

Community Engagement Activities

  • Catholic Schools Council - Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Board of Directors - Loyola High School, Detroit