Michael Katz is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where he helps lead and manage projects evaluating alternatives to school discipline, school choice for low-income families, and prekindergarten access and expansion.
Before joining Urban in 2013, Katz worked for several years at a Massachusetts educational research and software organization focused on special education students. In this position, he worked on multiple mixed-methods research studies that involved working with students, teachers, school and district administrators, and state-level education leaders. He also worked at an education research institute focused on improving school conditions in urban communities. He has extensive experience designing research studies, leading process evaluations, writing reports, and managing projects.
Katz received a BA in political science and Spanish from the University of Michigan and an MA in urban education policy from Brown University.