Michael Dean

Assistant Teaching Professor


PhD (Educational Measurement and Evaluation), Teachers College, Columbia University
MS (Applied Statistics), Teachers College, Columbia University
MPhil (Measurement and Evaluation), Teachers College, Columbia University

Michael J. Dean is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education. He is the concentration lead for the Learning Analytics program within the Master of Education program, both designing and delivering the curriculum. His research interests are quantitative methods in education in general, and more specifically in cognitive diagnostic assessment models and the measurement of nontraditional academic outcomes in education.

Previously, Dr. Dean served as a technical research advisor at the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization, and as the head of research at the International Baccalaureate, a nonprofit educational foundation offering international education programs to more than one million students worldwide. He has 20 plus years of experience as a teacher at the middle school, high school, and graduate levels in the U.S. and Cameroon.


PhD from Teachers College at Columbia University (2006)