Michael Broda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Foundations of Education

Michael Broda, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in educational policy, Michigan State University
  • Ph.D. in curriculum, instruction, and teacher education, Michigan State University
  • B.A. in history, The College of Wooster

Research interests

Experimental and quasi-experimental design, multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, social network analysis

Recent publications/projects

  • Goodwin, R., Li, W., Broda, M., Johnson, H., & Schneider, B. (in press). Improving college enrollment of at-risk students at the school level. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.
  • Schneider, B., Krajcik, J., Lavonen, J., Salmela-Aro, K., Broda, M. , Spicer, J., Bruner, J. Moeller, J., Linnansaari, J., Juuti, K., & Viljaranta, J. (in press). Investigating optimal learning moments in U.S. and Finnish science classes. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21306.
  • Schneider, B., Saw, G., & Broda, M. (in press). A future for the national education longitudinal program. AERA Open.


Dr. Michael Broda teaches courses in statistics and research methods. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, he is particularly interested in how to use advanced quantitative research approaches to inform practical challenges faced by schools, teachers and students.

Recently, this has included using social network analysis to better understand social interaction and resource sharing among high school teachers, and using longitudinal data analysis and modeling to better understand how students’ classroom engagement changes over the course of the day. Broda also has a strong interest in the design and implementation of randomized interventions in school settings.

Curriculum Vitae

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