Jason A. Grissom
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.