Michael F. Addonizio, Ph.D.

Michael F. Addonizio, Ph.D.

Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

maddoni@wayne.edu, aa0901@wayne.edu

Office Hours: By appointment.

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Michael F. Addonizio, Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications

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


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


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.

Area of Expertise

  • Policy analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Public Finance

Research Interests

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

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

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