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Assistant Professor, UMass Dartmouth

Mark Paige researches legal issues in education and their educational policy dimensions. In particular, he focuses on the law relates to teacher evaluation, collective bargaining, public school finance, as well as special education law. His work has crossed boundaries between scholars and practitioners, with research appearing in both leading scholarly and practical journals.

Prior to working in higher education, he represented public school districts in employment and special education matters before state administrative bodies and courts, including the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

He teaches in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts and UMASS Law.

He received his law degree and Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


  • 2011 
    University of Wisconsin- Madison, Ph.D.
  • 2007 
    Univesity of Wisconsin- Madison, J.D.


  • 2013
    Applying the Paradox Theory: A law and policy analysis of collective bargaining rights and teacher evaluation in selected states, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal