Michael Bastedo

Michael Bastedo is a Professor of Education and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) at the University of Michigan. Professor Bastedo was a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Global Policy Fellow. He earned his A.B. in History from Oberlin College, M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College, and A.M. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.

His scholarly interests are in the organization, stratification, and decision making of public higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad, with a recent focus on college admissions, rankings, and enrollment management.

Representative Publications

Bastedo, Michael N., Joseph E. Howard, and Allyson Flaster. “Holistic Admissions after Affirmative Action: Does “Maximizing” the High School Curriculum Matter?” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 38.2 (2016): 389-409.

Bastedo, Michael N. “Conflicts, Commitments, and Cliques in University Governance: Moral Seduction as a Threat to Trustee Independence.” American Educational Research Journal 46.2 (2009): 354-386.

Bastedo, Michael N., and Nicholas A. Bowman. “College Rankings as an Interorganizational Dependency: Establishing the Foundation for Strategic and Institutional Accounts.” Research in Higher Education 52.1 (2011): 3-23.

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