Michael Chavez-Reilly

Portrait of Urban Advantage Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Chavez-Reilly.

Urban Advantage Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • New York University, Ph.D., Sociology of Education, 2014
  • Stanford University, M.A., Latin American Studies, 1990
  • University of Chicago, B.A., Political Science, 1989

Professional Interests

Dr. Chavez-Reilly is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Urban Advantage Program. His research focuses on how out-of-school and in school learning influence the academic and career trajectories of youth. He is currently studying the role of science investigations in the professional development of Urban Advantage teachers and the academic development of Urban Advantage students. He has served as an educator at the middle school, high school, community college, and four-year college levels. In 2014, he received his PhD in Sociology of Education from NYU. He has extensive training in both quantitative and qualitative methods.


  • Chavez-Reilly, M., Philp, M, Leardo, M, & Weinstein, M. 2015. The CTE Summer Scholars Program: Evaluation Report Year 4. New York: Institute for Education and Social Policy.
  • Silander, M, Chavez Reilly, M & Weinstein, M. 2015. Make Your Job Summer Program: A Report to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. New York: Institute for Education and Social Policy.
  • Wahl, E, Kleinbard, P, & Chavez Reilly, M. 2012. The Best of Two Worlds: Lessons from a Community College–Community Organization Collaboration to Increase Student Success. New York: Jobs for the Future and Youth Development Institute. [View report]
  • Chavez Reilly, M. 2009. “Knitting Together School and After-School: The University Settlement – East Side Partnership,” In Peter Kleinbard and Sarah Zeller-Berkman, eds. Practices to Keep In After-School and Youth Programs. New York: YDI. [view here]
  • Chavez Reilly, M. 2008. Building A Better Bridge: Helping Young Adults Enter and Succeed in College. New York: Youth Development Institute. [View here]

Teaching Experience

  • Guttman Community College, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor, Ethnographies of Work, Spring 2016   
  • NYU Steinhardt, New York, NY, Teaching Assistant, Statistics I, Fall 2011
  • NYU Dept. of Sociology, New York, NY, Teaching Assistant, Research Methods, Spring 2008       
  • Hostos Community College, CUNY Language Immersion Program, Instructor, Bronx, NY, 2004-2005
  • Boston Latin Academy, Boston, MA, High School Social Studies Teacher, 1999-2001