Brent Maddin

Executive Director, Next Education Workforce Initiative
University Staff
WEST Campus


Brent is the Executive Director of Educator Workforce Initiatives at Arizona State University and is working to reimagine the roles, and preparation, for a new educator workforce. Combined with innovative models of schooling, these initiatives work to expand who is in the classroom and rethink the structure of their roles. Additionally, Brent also serves as the interim co-director of ASUs teacher preparation program, and is helping to lead a redesign of that program. Prior to coming to ASU, Brent was a co-founder and Provost at the Relay Graduate School of Education where he set the curricular vision for the institution and managed teams focused on curriculum design, institutional research, and programmatic innovation. While at Relay, Brent also founded TeacherSquareda national center dedicated to increasing collaboration among teacher preparation institutions. Prior to helping launch TeacherSquared and Relay, Brent earned a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, served as a founding staff member at IDEA College Prep, and was a nationally board certified teacher in secondary science.


Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Cambridge, MA

Ed. D., Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice, May 2011

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Cambridge, MA

M. Ed., Education, June 2007

Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ

BS, Biology: Biology & Society (with Honors); Philosophy minor, May 1999