I am an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I graduated with my PhD in urban education policy from the University of Southern California (USC) and also hold master’s degrees in sociology and economics from Brigham Young University and USC, respectively. My research focuses on the consequences of local and state education policy change for educational governance with a substantive focus on teacher labor policy and the micro politics of policy decision-making and implementation. My recent work includes a study of teacher contracts in California, Washington, and Michigan, a multi-year study focusing on the role of teachers’ unions in state politics, and qualitative case studies on teacher contract implementation in California and the micro politics of bargaining negotiations in California and Michigan. I am also involved in the development of a policy research center housed at UNLV and focused on evaluating and improving Nevada education policy.
Strunk, Katharine O., Marianno, Bradley D. (Forthcoming). Negotiating the Great Recession: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Agreements Change in Times of Financial Duress. AERA Open.
Marianno, Bradley D.(Forthcoming). Compared to What?: Changes in Interest Group Resources and the Proposal and Adoption of State Teacher Policy.Policy Studies Journal.
Marianno, Bradley D., Strunk, Katharine O. (2018). The Bad End of the Bargain?: Revisiting the Relationship between Collective Bargaining Agreements and Student Achievement. Economics of Education Review, 65, 93-106.
Marianno, Bradley D., Strunk, Katharine O.(2018). After Janus: A New Era of Teachers’ Union Activism. Education Next, 18(4): 18-25.
Marianno, Bradley D. (2018). Down but Not Out: The National Education Association in Federal Politics. Educational Policy, 32(2), 234-254.
Marianno, Bradley D, Kilbride, Tara, Theobald, Roddy, Strunk, Katharine O., Cowen, Joshua, & Goldhaber, Dan. (2018). Cut from the Same Cloth? Comparing Urban District CBAs Within States and Across the U.S. Educational Policy, 32(2), 334-359.
Strunk, Katharine O., Cowen, Joshua, Goldhaber, Dan, Marianno, Bradley D, Kilbride, Tara, & Theobald, Roddy.(2018). It’s in the Contract: How the Policies Set in Teachers’ Unions Collective Bargaining Agreements Vary Across States and Districts. Educational Policy, 32(2), 280-312.