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Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels
Julia Michaels
Director, Urban Initiatives


  • September 19, 2016

Julia Michaels is the Director of Urban Initiatives.  Her responsibilities include managing a broad network of university leaders, developing methodologies to analyze evidence for strategies that improve student success, and executing activities to enhance learning and adoption of evidence-based practices across institutions. Prior to her current position, Michaels served as the Legislative Research Director for Project Vote Smart, a national non-profit political research and voter education organization. She has also worked for the Oregon University System administering an international internship program for students at universities across the Pacific Northwest, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She holds a master of public policy degree from Oregon State University and a bachelor of arts in political science from Saint Olaf College