Michael J. Bakalis

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Michael Bakalis


Bakalis earned three degrees, bachelors (1959), masters (1962) and doctorate (1966) from Northwestern University. Bakalis has been on the faculty of the University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management since 1994. Bakalis has made noteworthy contributions to higher education, educational administration and, most prominently education policy. He has served on the faculty and as an administrator at Northern Illinois University. Bakalis has held positions as Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University and as President of Triton College. Active in politics and government, he has served as Illinois State Superintendent of Education from 1971-1975, Illinois State Comptroller from 1976-1978 and Deputy Undersecretary of Education for the United States from 1980-1982.