Bradley Marianno

Professor of Educational Policy and Higher Education
Expertise: Teacher's Unions, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Teacher Strikes, Collective Bargaining


Bradley Marianno is a nationally recognized authority on the consequences of local and state education policy change. He is often called upon to discuss state and federal teacher labor policy, teacher’s unions and collective bargaining, and the micro-politics of local school district decision making and policy implementation.

His research specialties include teacher strikes and the role of teachers’ unions in state politics.

He has been featured in numerous academic and professional journals and news outlets including Time Magazine, NBC News, The 74, Chicago Defender, The Conversation, and Education Dive.


  • Ph.D., Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California
  • M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University
  • M.S., Economics, University of Southern California

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Bradley Marianno In The News

Book Club Chicago
October 15, 2020
As Chicago weighs a school reopening plan for the year’s second quarter, one thing is conspicuously absent: an agreement with the city’s restive and powerful teachers union.
October 8, 2020
Over the course of a few days in mid-May in Providence, in between homeschooling her 5- and 9-year-olds, grading undergrad research papers, baking bread, revising her first book, and co-chairing Brown University’s Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force over Zoom, Emily Oster sat down in front of her laptop with a steady supply of coffee.
The Takeaway
September 22, 2020
Back to school looks a lot different this fall, and that’s in part due to teachers unions.
September 9, 2020
At a school board meeting in Phoenix this month, parent after parent got up to speak, letting the tensions of a year of uncertainty spill out inside a musty auditorium at the Queen Creek Unified School District.

Articles Featuring Bradley Marianno

student wearing face covering sits on ground, using laptop
Campus NewsOctober 9, 2020
Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.
child using tablet for remote learning
Business and CommunitySeptember 1, 2020
UNLV College of Education professor Bradley Marianno examines the role of teachers and their unions in advocating for safety and equity in fall school return plans.
Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.