Brian has always been a relentless explorer, intrigued by mapping new directions and possibilities in public policy and law. His inherent sense of curiosity and attraction to challenges have driven him to new adventures for years. When approaching uncharted territory, he examines every last detail, from the beginning of the process all the way to outcomes and consequences. This love of the policy lifecycle led him to an active role at PSC.
As a vice president with the talent and economics team, Brian explores policy to his heart’s content, overseeing large-scale projects with public- and private-sector clients in educational policy. He manages complex relationships, conducts research, builds consensus among stakeholders, implements projects, and solves complex problems affecting Michigan as a whole.
Brian brings considerable experience in K–12 and collegiate education to PSC, having filled several roles at Michigan State University, including associate director of the office of K–12 Outreach, adjunct professor of educational administration, and affiliate faculty in the Master of Public Policy program, as well as formerly a secondary school teacher and district administrator.
A Little More…
Education: BA in English and History and an MA in English Language and Literature, both from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a PhD in Educational Policy and Administration from Michigan State University. Currently pursuing a JD from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
With PSC since: July 2019
PSC superpower: Cutting through the bureaucracy around all things education policy
Favorite part of working at PSC: Working to bring the private and public sectors together through policy so that Michigan can thrive
Why Michigan? To paraphrase Steinbeck, Michigan’s earth is generous and outgoing in the heartland, and the people took a cue from it.