Demaree Michelau
Director of Policy Analysis

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Achievement gap
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Data and statistics
  • Demographics
  • Finance and funding
  • Financial aid
  • Readiness
  • State policy

Demarée K. Michelau is the director of policy analysis at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. In this role, she manages the WICHE’s Policy Analysis and Research unit and directs externally-funded projects related to adult learners, articulation and transfer, and college access and success. The author of numerous reports and policy briefs, she also has experience in a variety of higher education policy issues, including the Common Core State Standards, accelerated learning options, college affordability, and K-16 reform. Previously, she worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures as a policy specialist. Michelau received her bachelor’s degree in public law from Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Colorado Boulder.