Ben Pogodzinski (cs3372)

University information

Title: Professor
Unit: Administration & Organization Stud
Department: College of Education

Contact information

College of Education

Phone: 313-577-2413
Degrees and Certifications:
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009
  • M.P.P., Georgetown University, 2003
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1999
  • Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Title: Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Research Faculty for the Detroit Partnership for Education Equity & Research
Office Hours:

Office Hours: By appointment.


Pogodzinski CV (updated 9/13/22)

Office Location:

377 Education Bldg.

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on how state and district policies, school organizational context, and labor relations influence teachers’ instructional practices, effectiveness, and labor market decisions. My additional research interests focus on school choice policies and school financing.

Community Engagement Activities:
  • Catholic Schools Council - Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Board of Directors - Loyola High School, Detroit

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Pogodzinski, B., Lenhoff, S. W., Cook, W., & Singer, J. (2021). School Transit and Accessing Public School in Detroit. Education and Urban Society, DOI: 00131245211027369.

Pogodzinski, B., & Morris, A. (2021). Organizational effectiveness in Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Detroit. Journal of Catholic Education, 24(1), 204-224.

Pogodzinski, B., Cook, W., Lenhoff, S.W., & Singer, J. (2021). School climate and student mobility. Leadership and Policy in Schools. DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2021.1901121

Singer, J., Pogodzinski, B., Lenhoff, S. W., & Cook, W. (2021). Advancing an ecological approach to chronic absenteeism: Evidence from Detroit. Teachers College Record, 123(4).

Lenhoff, S.W., Singer, J., Pogodzinski, B., & Cook, W. (2020) Exiting Detroit for school: inequitable choice sets and school quality. Journal of Education Policy, DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1856932

Lenhoff, S. W., Lewis, J. M., Pogodzinski, B., & Jones, R. D. (2019). ‘Triage, transition, and transformation’: Advocacy discourse in urban school reform. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 27, 32.

Pogodzinski, B., Lenhoff, S. W., & Addonizio, M. (2019). The Relationship Between Open Enrollment and School Bond Voting. Educational Administration Quarterly, 55, 510-534.

Lenhoff, S. W., & Pogodzinski, B. (2018). School Organizational Effectiveness and Chronic Absenteeism: Implications for Accountability. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 23(1-2), 153-169.

George, C., Ingle, W.K., & Pogodzinski, B. (2018). Exploring the politics of collective bargaining and unions in education. Educational Policy, 32, 143-151.

Superfine, B. M., Umpstead, R. R., Mayrowetz, D., Lenhoff, S. W., & Pogodzinski, B. (2018).
Science and Politics in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Educational Policy, 32, 211-233.

Lenhoff, S. W., Pogodzinski, B., Mayrowetz, D., Superfine, B.M., & Umpstead, R. R. (2017). District stressors and teacher evaluation ratings. Journal of Educational Administration.

Pogodzinski, B., Lenhoff, S. W., & Addonizio, M. F. (2017). The push and pull of open enrolment policy in metro Detroit. Educational Review, DOI:10.1080/00131911.2017.1359148

Pogodzinski, B. (2016). The microfoundations of human resources management in US public schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 54, 537-557.

Owens, M. A., Pogodzinski, B., & Hill, W. E. (2016). Job-embedded professional development policy in Michigan: can it be successful? Professional development in education, 42, 201- 217.

Pogodzinksi, B., Umpstead, G., & Witt, J. (2015). Teacher evaluation reform implementation and labor relations. Journal of Education Policy, 30, 540-561.

Pogodzinski, B. (2015). The impact of administrative context on novice-mentor interactions.
Journal of Educational Administration, 53, 40-65.

Youngs, P., Pogodzinski, B., Grogan, E., & Perrone, F. (2015). Person-organization fit and research on instruction. Educational Researcher, 44, 37-45.

Youngs, P., Kwak, H.S., & Pogodzinski, B. (2015). How middle school principals can affect beginning teachers’ experiences. Journal of School Leadership, 25, 157-189.

Pogodzinski, B., & Jones, N. (2015). Examining novice teachers’ socialization into unions.
Education and Urban Society, 47, 669-694.

Youngs, P., Pogodzinski, B., & Galey, S. (2015). How labor management relations and human resource policies affect the process of teacher assignment in urban school districts.
Educational Administration Quarterly, 51, 214-246.

Pogodzinski, B. (2014). Collegial support and novice teachers’ perceptions of working conditions. Journal of Educational Change, 15, 467-489.

Pogodzinski, B., & Jones, N. (2014). Exploring novice teachers’ attitudes and behaviors regarding teacher unionism. Educational Policy, 28, 491-515.

Pogodzinski, B., Youngs, P., & Frank, K. A. (2013). Collegial climate and novice teachers’ intent to remain teaching. American Journal of Education, 120, 27-54.

Umpstead, R., Pogodzinski, B., & Lund, D. (2013). An analysis of state teacher evaluation laws enacted in response to the federal race to the top initiative. Education Law Reporter, 286, 795-823.

Pogodzinski, B., Youngs, P., Frank, K.A., & Belman, D. (2012). Administrative climate and novices’ intent to remain teaching. The Elementary School Journal, 113, 252-275.

Pogodzinski, B. (2012). Socialization of novice teachers. Journal of School Leadership, 22, 982- 1023.

Pogodzinski, B. (2012). Considering the social context of schools: A framework for investigating new teacher induction. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 20, 325-342.

Pogodzinski, B. (2012). The socialization of novice teachers into teacher unions. Labor Studies Journal, 37, 183-202.

Book Chapters

Kelly, S., Pogodzinski, B., Zhang, Y. (2018). Teacher quality. In B. Schneider & G. Saw (Eds.),
Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century. New York: Springer.

Pogodzinski, B. (2015). The formal and informal contexts of union socialization. In N. Bascia (Ed.), Teacher Unions In Public Education: Politics, History And The Future.
Hampshire, England: Palgrave MacMillan.

Youngs, P., Frank, K.A., & Pogodzinski, B. (2012). The role of mentors and colleagues in
beginning elementary and middle school teachers’ language arts instruction. In S. Kelley (Ed.), Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement. New York: Teachers College Press.

Youngs, P., Pogodzinski, B., & Low, M. (2010). The role of formative assessment in new teacher induction. In M. Kennedy (Ed.), Handbook of Teaching and Teacher Quality. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ben Pogodzinski

Courses taught by Ben Pogodzinski

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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