Bradley Marianno
Bradley  Marianno

Bradley Marianno

Cohort: 2013

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

B.S. Sociology- Brigham Young University
M.S. Sociology- Brigham Young University
M.A. Economics- University of Southern California


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

Teachers unions, collective bargaining, K-12 politics, teacher labor markets, educational governance

Bradley Marianno

Bradley Marianno was raised in northern California, the product of a family of educators and the state’s K-12 public education system. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. He continued to earn a Master of Science in Sociology at BYU, broadly focusing on organizational change. While completing his Master’s degree, Bradley was employed as a researcher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he worked on several projects, including a multi-year study of the Church’s Perpetual Education Fund. Now a Doctoral Candidate in Urban Education Policy, Bradley’s research focuses on the politics of education, the dynamics of local and state education policy change, and the dynamics of teacher labor supply through their careers with a substantive focus on teachers’ unions, collective bargaining, collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), local school district policy decision-making and implementation, and state-level teacher policy. His current projects include a study of teacher contracts in California, Washington, and Michigan (with Drs. Katharine Strunk, Joshua Cowen, and Dan Goldhaber), a multi-year study focusing on the role of teachers unions in state politics, a qualitative study on CBA implementation in California school districts, and a multiple case study of bargaining negotiations in California and Michigan.


Professional Experience:

  • Researcher (2012-2013), Research Information Division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Research Assistant (2009-2013), Sociology Department, Brigham Young University
  • SPSS/Stata Lab Assistant (2010, 2013), Sociology   Department, Brigham Young University
  • Teacher's Assistant (2009-2010), Sociology Department, Brigham Young University 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017- NAED/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Semi-Finalist
  • 2017- Clark Scholar, David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminary in Educational Administration and Policy
  • 2013-current- Rossier Dean's Fellowship, USC
  • 2010-2011- Edwin S. Hinckley Scholarship, BYU
  • 2009-2010- Mary Fielding Smith Scholarship, BYU
  • 2008-2009- BYU General Scholarship, BYU
  • 2008-2011- Deans List, BYU

Selected Publications

  • Marianno, Bradley D. (2015). Teachers’ Unions on the Defensive?: How Recent Collective Bargaining Laws Reformed the Rights of Teachers, Journal of School Choice, 9(4), 551-577.

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