April 12th, 2019
Jennifer Jennings '00
Teacher Prep alumna, Jennifer Jennings, '00, is the Director of the Education Research Section and a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty in the summer of 2017, she was an Associate Professor at New York University, where she had taught since 2011. Jennings was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University, M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and A.B. from Princeton.
Dr. Jennings specializes in analyzing racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in educational and health outcomes. Her research attempts to understand the effects of a variety of educational policies - for example, accountability policies, teacher evaluation systems, and school choice policies - on racial, socioeconomic, and gender inequality in educational outcomes. In addition, she studies the longer-term impacts of high schools on outcomes beyond test scores such as college matriculation, college graduation, and earnings.