Michael Scott Brick is a senior research analyst for applied research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). His research interests include higher education in prison and the civic engagement of currently and formerly incarcerated students.
Brick has spent his entire professional career in education, policy, and student affairs. With experience in college admissions, student services, and prison instruction, his commitment to expanding postsecondary opportunities for all individuals has served as the foundation for his career and life. Brick has taught leadership studies at the University of Maryland and taught a variety of subjects at correctional institutions in Maryland and Washington, DC.
Brick holds a B.A. in Educational Policy from New York University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, where his dissertation focuses on how currently and formerly incarcerated students learn about and engage with concepts of civic engagement throughout their studies.