I am faculty director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, and an associate 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, teachers’ unions, and the micro politics of policy decision-making and implementation.
Marianno, B. D., Woo, D. S., & Kennedy, K. (2023). Collective Bargaining Agreement Restrictiveness in Unionized Charter Schools. Educational Policy.
Marianno, B.D., Hemphill, A., Paula-Santos, A., Garcia, L., Cooper, D., & Coombes, E. (2022). Power in a Pandemic: Teachers’ Unions and their Response to School Reopening. AERA Open.
Marianno, B.D., Jacobsen, R., Lyon, M.A., & Hemphill, A. (2022). Teacher Political Candidacy and the Gender Composition of State Legislatures. Teachers College Record, 124(2): 3-32.
Strunk, K.O., Goldhaber, D., Cowen, J., Marianno, B.D., Kilbride, T., & Theobald, R. (2022). Public School Teacher Contracts and State-Level Reforms: Assessing Changes to the Restrictiveness of Collective Bargaining Agreements across Three States. American Educational Research Journal, 59(3):538-573.
Marianno, B.D. (2021). A Negotiated Disadvantage? California Collective Bargaining Agreements and Within-District Student Achievement Gaps. Educational Researcher. 50(7), 451-462.
Hemphill, A., & Marianno, B.D. (2021). Teachers’ Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the Response to COVID-19. Education Finance & Policy, 16(1):170-182.
Marianno, B.D., Bruno, P., Strunk, K.O. (2021). The Effect of Teachers’ Union Contracts on School District Efficiency: Longitudinal Evidence from California School Districts. SAGE Open.
Marianno, B.D. (2020). Compared to What?: Changes in Interest Group Resources and the Proposal and Adoption of State Teacher Policy. Policy Studies Journal. 48(4): 982-1022.
Strunk, K.O., Marianno, B.D. (2019). Negotiating the Great Recession: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Agreements Change in Times of Financial Duress. AERA Open.
Marianno, B.D., Strunk, K.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, B.D., Strunk, K.O.(2018). After Janus: A New Era of Teachers’ Union Activism. Education Next, 18(4): 18-25.
Marianno, B.D. (2018). Down but Not Out: The National Education Association in Federal Politics. Educational Policy, 32(2), 234-254.
Marianno, B.D, Kilbride, T., Theobald, R., Strunk, K.O., Cowen, J., & Goldhaber, D. (2018). Cut from the Same Cloth? Comparing Urban District CBAs Within States and Across the U.S. Educational Policy, 32(2), 334-359.
Strunk, K.O., Cowen, J., Goldhaber, D., Marianno, B.D, Kilbride, T., & Theobald, R.(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.