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Mark Fermanich, Research Analyst, BIG


University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 133 - P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2193
Fax: (303) 315 - 2497
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Bio: Mark Fermanich has worked extensively on issues of education finance, effectiveness and reform.  He has worked on school finance equity and adequacy studies in five states and has consulted for both large and small school districts on the costs of school improvement strategies, the costs of effective professional development, school-based financing systems, and school and teacher effectiveness.  Prior to joining CEPA, Dr. Fermanich was the Research Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.  His previous professional experience also includes serving as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California; as a researcher with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; as an education policy analyst for the Minnesota State Senate; as a central office administrator for the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts; and as a tax policy analyst with the Minnesota Department of Revenue.  Dr. Fermanich received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He also holds a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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