J. Jacob Kirksey
J. Jacob Kirksey is an assistant professor of educational psychology and leadership at Texas Tech University. His work stresses a holistic approach to research and policymaking by drawing attention to the unintended consequences that occur when changes made to schools interact with populations outside policymakers’ original scope. His work concerns three populations in education policy: students who miss school; students with disabilities; and students subject to the ripple effects of immigration enforcement. He is interested in ways to involve teachers in supporting these student groups. He received his PhD in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.