Michael Kozakowski

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

I joined the CEU's Center for Teaching and Learning in Autumn 2020 after a decade of teaching in higher education.

I began my career in the field of contemporary history before becoming increasingly engaged in scholarship and leadership in the fields of education and pedagogy. My work draws, in no small part, on my experiences teaching students from a diversity of backgrounds at all levels of study, from BA to PhD, at a variety of institutions. These have included appointments at the University of Chicago, where I received my PhD, Sciences Po in Paris, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Colorado Denver, and Humboldt University in Berlin. Most recently, I served as a member of the education faculty at Keele University, where my work spanned the academic study of racial and class inequalities in educational systems, as well as the pedagogical training of future educators.

At the CEU, I collaborate with faculty and postdoctoral fellows on improving teaching excellence and teach PhD-level courses on higher education pedagogy. 

My research spans the fields of history and education, with a particular focus on migrants, integration, racial and class inequalities, colonial legacies, and the European Union.

I also bring experience from within academia and the private sector in facilitating strategic planning and quality improvement.


PhD, History, University of Chicago
MA, History, University of Chicago
B.S.F.S., International History, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service

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