Bryan Beverly, Ph.D
Director, K-12 Outreach
230 Erickson Hall
Bryan Beverly is a lifelong Michigan resident, and takes pride in the quality of education he received in public schools and is passionate about providing similar impactful experiences with students in today’s urban schools. He holds a Ph. D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State University, is an alum and co-coordinator of Michigan’s Educational Policy Fellowship Program, and is an elected member of the Lansing Board of Education.
Dr. Beverly is currently the Director of the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education – where his work is centered on school turnaround efforts and instructional leadership. Prior to returning to MSU for his PhD, Dr. Beverly worked as an education consultant for the KRA Corporation and the Lansing School District. His other professional experiences include work with the President’s Council of State Universities, Michigan; the State of Michigan, Office of the Governor; GEAR-UP, MSU; and the Michigan Association of Counties. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Olivet College and a master’s degree in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Beverly is married to Christel and they have two daughters.
Barbara Markle, Ph.D.
Founding Director, K-12 Outreach
Barbara Markle was the Assistant Dean and Founding Director for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education. She developed and implemented programs for teachers, administrators, and policymakers that integrate educational research and practice in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. She directed several state and federal grants, including the University’s work with MI Excel, the statewide system of support in Michigan. She also worked closely with the Michigan Department of Education, the state Board of Education, and the state’s professional education associations.
Under her direction, the Office of K-12 Outreach sponsored conferences, trainings, and institutes designed to meet the needs of various audiences, international education study tours, and periodic forums for legislators and other policymakers.