Jacob Kirksey

Jacob Kirksey
Jacob Kirksey
Ph.D. Candidate,
University of California, Santa Barbara

J. Jacob Kirksey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Graduate Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation. His research stresses a holistic approach to research and policymaking by drawing attention to how changes made to schools interact with populations outside policymakers’ original scope, thus producing unintended consequences. 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 also interested in how to involve teachers in supporting these student groups.

Publications by Jacob Kirksey
Report Gottfried Feb 2020
Students with learning disabilities are spending more time in general education classrooms than at any point in history, yet there remain concerns whether general education teachers are receiving adequate preparation to support these students.…