Jason A. Grissom

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

Jason A. Grissom is 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. Professor 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 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, measurement and evaluation of principal job performance, and how principals make human capital or talent management decisions in their schools. Professor Grissom is currently co-editor-in-chief of Educational Researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in political economics from Stanford University.

Publications by Jason A. Grissom
GDTFII Brief Principals
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…