Jennifer Rippner


Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy
Academic Programs:
Educational Leadership
Research Areas:
K-12 and higher education law; education policy, education governance, charter schools
Curriculum Vitae

About Me

I am a Lecturer at IU's School of Education concentrating on K-12 and higher education law courses. My experience is in P-16 policy and law, starting as an administrator for a public charter school in Florida, leading a state resource center for charter school law, serving as a governor's education advisor, leading a state P-16 accountability agency, and serving as a coordinator for partnerships between the state's higher education and K-12 education agencies.

I have also worked at a national education law firm focusing on issues of access and diversity in higher education. I was one of three Americans accepted to the Institute of Higher Education Policy's Global Fellowship Program that brought together higher education scholars and policymakers from across the globe to examine higher education issues. This included on-site learning in South Africa and a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Institute in Italy.

My policy and law research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and I have presented at academic conferences and testified before legislative bodies. My book, The American Education Policy Landscape was published by Routledge in 2016 and provides an overview of governance, law, and finance issues across the P-16 spectrum.

These professional experiences help me to serve our online students well with a mixture of practical and academic learning.

I earned a BA in Political Science and a JD from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia.

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