Michael Grady leads AISR’s day-to-day operations, facilitates AISR’s leadership cabinet, and serves as liaison to the Brown University administration. Michael is also an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Education and faculty member in the Urban Education Policy (UEP) Program. With Jaime Del Razo, Michael teaches Introduction to Educational Research: Design and Methods, is a member of the UEP Admissions Committee and leads a spring workshop on education grantmaking. His current research interests include college and career readiness, school-university partnerships, and research design. Michael is a member of the steering committee of the Rhode Island Afterschool-Plus Alliance (United Way) and the Providence Education Research Collaborative (PERC) of the Providence Public Schools. Prior to Brown, Michael worked as a program officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore and, before that, as director of research and evaluation for the Prince George’s County Public Schools (Maryland). For five years after college, Michael taught high school history in the U.S. and overseas. He holds EdM and EdD degrees in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University and a BA in political science and education from Washington University in St. Louis.
Interim Executive Director; Assistant Professor of Practice, Master's in Urban Education Policy Program, Brown University