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Professional Experiences and Interests
Dr. Akisha Jones is a research assistant professor in the School of Education at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy. She has years of experience conducting research in public and non-profit sectors of education. Most recently, she spent two years as a Harvard Strategic Data Project fellow managing projects connecting research and policy/practice. Prior to earning her PhD in education, specializing in evaluation, measurement, and statistics, from the University of Delaware in 2015, Dr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in African diaspora, and a master’s degree in educational research methods from the University of Michigan. Coming from a legacy of urban educators, Dr. Jones has a passion for using research to improve education practice and outcomes in urban contexts and among underserved populations.