About Me

I am co-director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, and 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.

Recent Publications

Strunk, Katharine O., Marianno, Bradley D. (2019). Negotiating the Great Recession: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Agreements Change in Times of Financial Duress. AERA Open. 

Marianno, Bradley D.(2019). 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 AchievementEconomics of Education Review, 65, 93-106.

Marianno, Bradley D., Strunk, Katharine O.(2018). After Janus: A New Era of Teachers’ Union ActivismEducation Next18(4): 18-25.

Marianno, Bradley D. (2018). Down but Not Out: The National Education Association in Federal PoliticsEducational 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.SEducational 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.

Contact

Email: brad.marianno@unlv.edu

Phone: 702-895-2895


Media










https://www.cpr.org/news/story/the-strength-behind-the-denver-teacher-strike-is-the-unions-swelling-membership





Highlighting what is sure to be a productive year, Panel Moderator & College of Education Assistant Professor Brad Marianno discusses Nevada Education Committee Members priorities and focus for the upcoming legislative session.

Future of Teachers’ Unions in Question

November 27, 2018 Visiting scholar Bradley Marianno expounded on the effect of the Janus case on teachers’ unions


http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2018/06/consequences_of_janus_qa.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/06/27/617893848/is-this-supreme-court-decision-the-end-of-teachers-unions

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2018/03/do_teacher_strikes_happen_more.html