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Dr. Jason Burns

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About Me

I am an assistant professor at Seton Hall University in the Department of Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy. My research interests are in the areas of K-12 school accountability and turnaround as well as high school students/ access to, and success in, Advanced Placement programs.

My teaching is primarily in quantitative and survey research methods at the graduate level where many of my students are practicing or aspiring K-12 leaders. A central focus of my teaching is on helping practitioners draw on the rigorous process emphasized by research methods to effectively define, investigate, and communicate about real-world problems.

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My Backgroud

Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University

August 2020 - Present

As an assistant professor I provide instruction in our K-12 and Higher Education graduate programs (MA, EdS, EdD, PhD), mentor/advise doctoral students as they work on their dissertations, conduct research, and serve on various committees.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC)

August 2018 - August 2020

As an EPIC postdoc, my primary responsibility was managing an ongoing study of Michigan's Partnership Model of school and district turnaround. This involved qualitative and survey data collection, analysis of quantitative, qualitative, and survey data,  overseeing research assistants, drafting reports for state stakeholders, and drafting manuscripts for submission to academic conferences and journals.

Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University

August 2013 - August 2018

As a research assistant I provided data collection and analysis support for a range of studies that were funded by philanthropic organizations and government agencies.

Secondary Social Studies Teacher, Howard County Public Schools

August 2009 - August 2013

As a K-12 teacher, taught all levels of high school World History and was the team leader in this subject and also taught several elective courses. Additionally, I worked to develop curriculum and assessments in World History for the county school system.

Let’s Connect

Please feel free to reach out via email with questions about my work, media or consulting requests, or just to connect!

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