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Jenna Terrell

Jenna Howard Terrell is a Research Associate in the Learning Innovations program.

Terrell develops research and evaluation studies, and leads data analysis for a number of education research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Justice.

Her recent work includes coordinating a staged student-level randomized controlled trial across three postsecondary institutions to test the impact of a student support program for transfer students. She is also the lead analyst for an impact evaluation of a Title III HSI STEM grant.

Previously, Terrell led a large-scale cluster randomized controlled trial with more than 40 minority-serving institutions across the country and a longitudinal study of postsecondary outcomes for STEM students in one of the largest minority-serving institutions in the nation.

Terrell has expertise in designing rigorous impact evaluations and analyzing longitudinal education data. She has collaborated with both school districts and postsecondary institutions to develop experimental and quasi-experimental designs to measure impact of grant-funded initiatives. Terrell is trained and certified in the What Works Clearinghouse Group Design Standards.

She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia State University and master’s degree in public policy from The Georgia Institute of Technology.