Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center
Michaela Krug O'Neill

Michaela Krug O'Neill

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy


Michaela Krug O’Neill is a postdoctoral research associate on the education standards research team at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University. She is currently exploring the ways in which policymakers try to manage the collision of ambitious policy aims with the weak capabilities of the environment through their policy designs and redesigns. Her research interests focus on education policy with attention to policy design and implementation, the relationship between policy and practice, and efforts to improve instruction. She has investigated these interests across a range of topics including the ways federal and state policies support educating students with disabilities, practice-based initiatives to prepare new teachers, and the co-construction of learning in classrooms. A commitment to understanding and redressing issues of social inequality resonates through all of this work. She received a PhD in educational foundations and policy and an MA in research methods from the University of Michigan.


American Educational Research Association