Michael Reid Jr. is a Research Assistant at the Hope Center and first-year doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Michael attained a Master’s degree at the University of Connecticut in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation, and a Bachelor’s degree in English.
During his Master’s program, Michael worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and as a Graduate Assistant/Assistant Director for ScHOLA2RS House Living-Learning Community. ScHOLA2RS House is a novel learning community program designed to close the four-year graduation rates and academic achievement gaps of collegiate Black/African-American males while cultivating their academic, professional, and leadership development.
Michael’s research interests are poverty and education, K-16 education, education equity policy implementation, and the philosophy of education. Michael‘s career goal is to develop innovative education policies focused on education equity solutions as a professional researcher, evaluator, and/or policy analyst.
Michael’s hope: That our empirical research and advocacy will influence equitable public policy changes for our country’s most vulnerable students.