Michael Deuser is a a resident fellow with JFF’s Pathways to Prosperity team and an advanced doctoral student in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Ed.L.D. (Doctor of Education Leadership) program. Prior to coming to Harvard and joining JFF, Mr. Deuser led assessment, analytics, and accountability efforts at the Chicago Public Schools and the nonprofit Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL). In these roles, he helped launch systems to enhance student learning, raise attendance, support transitions from middle to high school and high school to college, increase postsecondary access and persistence, and accelerate teacher and principal development.
In addition, he has consulted with districts and states regarding community school design, mentor program expansion, student discipline, and school choice policy. While at Harvard, Mr. Deuser has taught both undergraduate and doctoral students, and he holds the Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Award. He has also worked at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. Mr. Deuser holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University and an M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago.