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Chris Bradley, Dean of Academic Affairs

Chris Bradley, Dean of Academic Affairs

Mr. Bradley is a founding faculty member, a history teacher, and the dean of academic affairs at University High School. He joined our faculty in 2000.


B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Michigan

Past Experience

Mathematics Teacher, Peace Corps Volunteer, Basse, The Gambia
Mathematics Teacher, The Roeper School (Birmingham, MI)


Winner, 2020 Outstanding Teacher of American History for Hamilton County, Daughters of the American  
   Revolution (Horseshoe Prairie Chapter) 
Recipient of 2016 Webster Award Celebrating Innovation in Education
Winner, William Jennings Bryan Prize in Political Science, University of Michigan
Member, The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Member, Organization of American Historians
Former Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Graduated with honors from University of Michigan

Courses Taught in 2021-22

Advanced Social Studies: The Cold War — An International History
AP U.S. History

What do you like about working at University High School?

I like working at a place where the students really care about learning. Their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication inspire me to keep working hard. Additionally, I like working at a place where I feel that both I and the students can be our genuine selves, sharing interests in addition to learning together.

Personal Information

I am married to my lovely wife of 28 years, Carolyn, and we have a son named Gordon, a 2021 graduate of University High School. Outside of school, I enjoy playing games, catching up on reading, and hiking.

Contact Chris

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 118
Email: cgbradley@universityhighschool.org