Jennifer Lin Russell
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.