Jennifer Lin Russell

Jennifer Lin Russell
Associate Professor, School of Education,
University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Lin Russell is an associate professor of learning sciences and policy in the School of Education and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), both at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a fellow with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She works with the Tennessee Department of Education, the Institute for Learning, and a team of researchers at LRDC to test and refine a model for instructional coaching that can support mathematics teaching improvement throughout the state of Tennessee. Additionally, she is examining how networked improvement communities launch and develop to support efforts to address complex practical problems. Russell was previously a research assistant for PACE and a special education teacher in Oakland and in Williamson County, Tennessee. She received her PhD in education policy, organization, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2006


Publications by Jennifer Lin Russell
District Efforts to Raise Achievement across Diverse Communities in California
In California, policymakers and educators had already turned their attention to addressing inequities in student achievement with the passage of the Public School Accountability Act (PSAA) in 1999. PSAA provided a framework for learning with…
Educators Respond to Accountability
Across the nation, and in California in particular, it is impossible to ignore the increased emphasis on accountability and its impact on public school policies and practices. Accountability policy has gained wide support among state policymakers,…