Michael N. Bastedo

Director, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education; Professor

Michael  N.  Bastedo, School of Education

Michael Bastedo has scholarly interests in the governance, politics, and organization of public higher education, with particular interests in stratification, college admissions, and rankings. Bastedo has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands, research director of the Institutes on Public University Governance, and a Ford Foundation Global Policy Fellow at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. His work has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, and Research in Higher Education. His most recent research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Educational Statistics, has been reported by journalists at The New York Times, The Economist, The Times of London, U.S. News & World Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and others. He is affiliated with Organizational Studies at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He holds a PhD in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.

Bastedo teaches courses in the following program(s):
Higher Education
Higher Education and Master of Public Policy (Dual Degree)
Organizational Behavior & Management
Public Policy in Postsecondary Education
Higher Education and MBA (Dual Degree)
Higher Education Management and Organizations
Higher Education Public Policy


Selected Publications

Bastedo, Michael N. and Allyson Flaster.  2014.  “Conceptual and Methodological Problems in Research on College Undermatch.” Educational Researcher 43: 93-99.

Bastedo, Michael N., Elias M. Samuels, and Molly Kleinman.  2014.  “Do Charismatic Presidents Influence College Applications and Alumni Donations?  Organizational Identity and Performance in U.S. Higher Education.”  Higher Education 68: 397-415.

Bielby, Robert, Julie R. Posselt, Ozan Jaquette, and Michael N. Bastedo.  2014 (in press).  “Why Are Women Underrepresented in Elite Colleges and Universities? A Non-Linear Decomposition Analysis.” Research in Higher Education.

Kim, Jeongeun, Jiyun Kim, Ozan Jaquette, and Michael N. Bastedo. 2014 (in press).  “Institutional Stratification and the Post-College Labor Market: Comparing Job Satisfaction and Prestige across Generations.”  Journal of Higher Education.

Bastedo, Michael N. (Ed.). 2012. The Organization of Higher Education: Managing Colleges for a New Era. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. (in press)

Posselt, Julie R., Ozan Jaquette, Robert Bielby, and Michael N. Bastedo. 2012. "Access without Equity: Longitudinal Analyses of Institutional Stratification by Race and Ethnicity, 1972-2004." American Educational Research Journal 49: 1074-1111.

Bastedo, Michael N. and Ozan Jaquette.  2011.  “Running in Place: Low-Income Students and the Dynamics of Higher Education Stratification.”  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 33: 318-339.

Bastedo, Michael N. and Nicholas A. Bowman.  2011.  “College Rankings as an Interorganizational Dependency: Establishing the Foundation for Strategic and Institutional Accounts.”  Research in Higher Education 52: 3-23.

Bowman, Nicholas A. and Michael N. Bastedo.  2011.  “Anchoring Effects on World University Rankings: Exploring Biases in Reputation Scores.”  Higher Education 61: 431-44.

Bastedo, Michael N. and Nicholas A. Bowman.  2010.  “The U.S. News and World Report College Rankings: Modeling Institutional Effects on Organizational Reputation.”  American Journal of Education 116: 163-184.

Bastedo, Michael N.  2009.  “Conflicts, Commitments, and Cliques in the University: Moral Seduction as a Threat to Trustee Independence.” American Educational Research Journal 46: 354-386.

Bastedo, Michael N.  2009.  “Convergent Institutional Logics in Public Higher Education: State Policymaking and Governing Board Activism.”  Review of Higher Education 32: 209-234.

Bowman, Nicholas A. and Michael N. Bastedo.  2009.  “Getting on the Front Page: Organizational Reputation, Status Signals, and the Impact of U.S. News and World Report Rankings on Student Decisions.” Research in Higher Education 50: 415-436.




9/1/2013 - 8/31/2018 Improving Decision Making and Equity in Engineering Admissions
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/5/2010 - 1/6/2011 Stratification by Race and Gender: Tracking Change Across Four NCES Datasets
Granting Agency: Association for Institutional Research

2/6/2009 - 1/6/2011 Cascading in Public Higher Education: Tacking Institutional Stratification
Granting Agency: American Educational Research Association

2/4/2008 - 3/1/2009 Cascading in Higher Education: Investigating the Impact of Institutional Stratification on Educational Opportunity in America
Granting Agency: University of Southern California

2/1/2005 - 1/1/2007 Policy Formation and the Rationalization of European Higher Education: Metapolicies in Comparative Context
Granting Agency: Fulbright New Century Scholar Award

2/1/2003 - 1/1/2007 Institutes on Public University Governance
Granting Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Association of Governing Boards (Robert L. Gale Fund)

2/1/2005 - 1/1/2007 Implementing SEVIS: Policymaking and Organizational Control after 9/11
Granting Agency: University of Michigan

2/1/2004 - 1/1/2005 Academic Pathways to Access and Student Success
Granting Agency: Lumina Foundation

Courses & Syllabi

Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Fall 2015 EDUC 761. Postsecondary Institutions as Complex Organizations EDUC 761. Higher Education Institutions as Complex Organizations

Fall 2016 EDUC 761. Postsecondary Institutions as Complex Organizations EDUC 761. Higher Education Institutions as Complex Organizations

Fall 2017 EDUC 761. Postsecondary Institutions as Complex Organizations EDUC 761. Higher Education Institutions as Complex Organizations

Winter 2012 EDUC 867. Seminar in Organization Theory EDUC 867. Seminar in Organization Theory

Winter 2016 EDUC 867. Seminar in Organization Theory EDUC 867. Seminar in Organization Theory

Fall 2010 EDUC 792. Methods in Educational Research: Qualitative EDUC 792. Qualitative Methods in Educational Research


Room 2117 C
734.615.3349 bastedo@umich.edu

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