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 Individualized Studies from New York University with a concentration in education and criminal justice reform, and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the City University of New York. Outside of IHEP, Brick volunteers extensively with a harm reduction agency in DC, community organizing around justice issues, and runs a support group for LGBTQ youth in Maryland.