June 15, 2016

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Jason Grissom (Vanderbilt Photo / Lauren Owens)

Jason Grissom (Vanderbilt Photo / Lauren Owens)

Jason A. Grissom is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. His research utilizes large-scale survey and administrative data, as well as interviews and observations, to explore numerous topics in K-12 education policy and leadership. He has conducted research on teacher and principal evaluation, mobility, and decision-making, and has authored numerous studies on educator diversity that investigate how the race and gender composition of the K-12 public education workforce matters for the distribution of resources and outcomes among diverse groups. A 2011 article he coauthored in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management on how teacher-principal race congruence affects teacher job outcomes won the Wilder Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy. His research has been supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation. Grissom also co-edited the book Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems: Making the Most of Multiple Measures (2016, Teachers College Press). He holds a Masters degree in Education and a PhD in Political Economics from Stanford University.