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Dr. Michael W. Harvey

Dr. Michael W. Harvey

Professor of Education (WFED)

Phone: 814-867-2652

411C Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Learning and Performance Systems


  • Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education (PPDC)


Michael Harvey is a Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development academic program at the Pennsylvania State University where he teaches and serves as the academic advisor for CTE Leadership. Prior to returning to Penn State he served as Professor of Special Education and was the Director of the Doctoral program and the Program Manager for the Director of Exceptional Needs licensure program in the Department of Special Education at Ball State University. Harvey was a former CTE administrator in Maine. His research focuses on post school follow-up and student outcomes, with special attention to special populations and students with disabilities. His recent work focuses on career and technical education (CTE) knowledge and skills core competencies, CTE standards for administration and leadership, and secondary CTE for students with disabilities related to goodness of fit. 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels



Curriculum and Supervision

Curriculum Areas

Workforce Ed

Education Levels

Professional Education
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Public Ed

Leadership Preparation

Educational Leadership

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Education Policy

Organizational Management

Management & Leadership

Human Resources and Work

Career Development
Workforce and Vocational Ed
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