Jason A. Grissom

Jason Grissom
Jason A. Grissom
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education,
Vanderbilt University

Jason A. Grissom is an associate professor of public policy and education and (by courtesy) of political science at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He is also faculty director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance. Grissom’s research uses large data sets and draws on perspectives from political science, public administration, and economics to study the governance of K–12 education, including both its leadership/management and its political dimensions. He is particularly interested in identifying the impacts of school and district leaders on teacher and student outcomes. He has ongoing research projects on principal effectiveness, principal mobility, and principal job performance measurement and evaluation, as well as on how principals make human capital or talent management decisions in their schools. Grissom is co-editor-in-chief of Educational Researcher. He received his PhD in political economics from Stanford University.

updated 2018

Publications by Jason A. Grissom
There is a common theme around California education, and leadership development is no exception. The state used to have nationally recognized model programs of professional development for principals and superintendents, but many were defunded and…
Expansion of the use of student test score data to measure teacher performance has fueled recent policy interest in using those data to measure the effects of school administrators as well. However, little research has considered the capacity of…