Pablo Bezem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Education
Coburn Hall, first floor


Education policy, governance, accountability, equity, comparative education, and mixed methods.

Research Interests

Education policy, governance and accountability, social networks and trust between school districts and school leadership, and access to higher education.


  • Post-Doctorate: University of California, Irvine (School of Education)
  • Ph.D.: Educational Policy, Michigan State University (College of Education)


Pablo Bezem, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education Policy in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research focuses on governance in K-12 education and access to higher education. He is especially interested in how local government support and accountability can enable organizational change in schools, influence the dynamics between school leadership and districts, and impact accessibility, equity, and student performance. To examine these topics, Dr. Bezem employs a range of research methods, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative designs.

Bezem has over a decade of experience conducting education research in the U.S. and internationally, forging collaborative partnerships with schools, communities, and policymakers. His professional experience spans the public and private sectors, including the Argentinean Ministry of Economics, Gallup, and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning. He earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy at Michigan State University as a Fulbright fellow and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Irvine.