Member Since: 1996
Maris Vinovskis is Bentley Professor of History, professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and a senior research scientist for the Center for Political Studies in the Institute of Social Research. He received his BA from Wesleyan University and his AM and PhD from Harvard University. Vinovskis has received the William Day Leonard Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Hudson Professorship. His publications include History and Educational Policymaking; An Epidemic of Adolescent Pregnancy: Some Historical and Policy Considerations; Education, Society, and Economic Opportunity: A Historical Perspective on Persistent Problems; Revitalizing Federal Education Research and Development, The Birth of Head Start and From A Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind. He was the deputy staff director to the U.S. House Select Committee on Population in 1978 and worked in the 1990s in the U.S. Department of Education on questions of educational research and policy, in both Republican and Democratic administrations.