Ph.D., Northwestern University
Michael Sedlak is a professor emeritus of the history of education and formerly associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Education. He also formerly coordinated the Educational Policy Ph.D. program. His scholarly work has focused on the evolution of youth policy in education, social welfare, and delinquency prevention and remediation programs; high school reform; and the history of professions and professional education. He completed a history of teacher certification in the United States.