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Jennifer Glynn

Director of Research, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

As the director of research for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Dr. Jennifer Glynn is responsible for evaluating the Foundation’s programs and conducting research on the excellence gap, the disparity in the percent of lower-income versus higher-income students who reach advanced levels of academic performance. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.

Prior to joining the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Dr. Glynn was a senior associate at Abt Associates Inc., where she conceptualized and led evaluation studies of federal and private educational initiatives. She is experienced in conducting evaluation and research studies using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, and her substantive areas of interest include access and retention in postsecondary education.

Dr. Glynn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Ms.Ed. and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies.