Janice Jackson joined the National Equity Project in August 2013. Prior to her current role, she was the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She has worked in several academic positions, including Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Senior Associate on the Wallace-funded Executive Leadership Program for Educators; faculty member in the Leadership for Change Program in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; and assistant professor at Boston College in the Lynch School of Education, with a joint appointment in the Department of Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction and the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education.
Dr. Jackson entered higher education after serving as the Deputy Superintendent for the Boston Public Schools. During the first term of the Clinton Administration she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the U. S. Department of Education. She is a nationally recognized expert on leadership and organizational change in public schools and school districts, equity strategies, teaching and learning, teachers’ and principals’ professional identity, and reflective judgment of principals and teachers.