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Maris A. Vinovskis

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A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History, Professor of History, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, & Senior Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies, Institute of Social Research
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Maris A. Vinovskis is the University of Michigan Bentley Professor of History, ISR Research Professor, and Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Vinovskis has published ten books, edited seven books, and written over 100 scholarly essays. Among his books are The Origins of Public High Schools (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), An "Epidemic" of Adolescent Pregnancy? (Oxford University Press, 1988), History and Educational Policymaking (Yale University Press, 1999), Revitalizing Federal Education Research,(University of Michigan Press, 2001), The Birth of Head Start (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and From a Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind (Teachers College Press, 2009). He was the Deputy Staff Director to the U.S. House Select Committee on Population in 1978 and served as a consultant on population and adolescent pregnancy issues in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in the early 1980s. He worked in the U.S. Department of Education in both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations on questions of educational research and policy. Vinovskis was a member of the congressionally-mandated Independent Review Panels for Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship and was elected to the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and President of the History of Education Society.

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Harvard University