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Su Jin Gatlin Jez, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Courses | Papers | Research Interests | Professional Associations

Contact Information

Office:

Tahoe Hall 3035
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081

E-mail: jez [at] csus [dot] edu
Office
phone:
(916) 278-5955
Office hours:

Wednesdays 3p-5p
Fridays 3p-5p during EdD 602, 603, and 613 class weeks
And by appointment

Su Jin Gatlin Jez is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento.  She is also the Director of the CSU Student Success Network and a Faculty Associate with EdInsights.

Through her teaching, scholarship, and service, Dr. Jez aims to strengthen student access, persistence, and success in postsecondary education, particularly for traditionally underserved students. She is increasingly interested what can be learned from other countries that are grappling with similar issues. She works with schools, universities, governmental agencies, nonprofits, and foundations to improve programs and policies that create and support pathways for all students to achieve their postsecondary educational goals.

Dr. Jez performs a variety of econometric analyses, including time-series analysis, multi-level modeling, and advanced regression modeling, all widely used in scientifically-based research. She also performs qualitative analyses, from interviews and focus groups to the analysis of primary documents.

Prior to joining Sac State in 2009, Dr. Jez was a Research Associate at WestEd where a significant amount of her research and technical assistance work was focused on early college schools and community colleges. She continues to work with WestEd on various policy-relevant efforts.

Dr. Jez received a BA in statistics with a minor in public policy from UC Berkeley, and an MA in economics and a PhD in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.

Courses

  • PPA 220A: Applied Economic Analysis
    • Fall 2015 syllabus coming soon
  • EdD 603: Policy and Practice for Education Leaders II
    • Fall 2015 syllabus coming soon
  • PPA 210: Political Environment of Policy Making
  • EdD 613: Budget and Finance for Education Leaders
  • EdD 602: Policy and Practice for Education Leaders I
  • PPA 205: Research in Public Policy and Administration
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Scholarly Activity

Publications

Jez, S.J. (2017). Not All College is Equal When It Comes to Wealth and Race. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, First Quarter 2017, 99(1), pp. 45-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.20955/r.2017.45-51

Schrager, C. & Jez, S.J. (2016-2017). Various evaluation research studies for the California Community Colleges Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative. Sacramento, CA: Education Insights Center.

Jez, S.J. & Wassmer, R. (2015). The Impact of Learning Time on Academic Achievement. Education and Urban Society.

Jez, S.J. (2014). The Differential Impact of Wealth Versus Income in the College-Going Process. Research in Higher Education.

Jez, S.J. (2014). What Data Exist That Might be Useful to do Research on For-Profits? Proceedings from the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education's Developing a Research Agenda: Tax-Paying Colleges and Universities/For-Profit Higher Education.

Jez, S.J. (2014).  Gainful Employment.  In D. Brewer, L. Picus (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance.

Heilig, J.V. & Jez, S.J. (2014). Teach for America: A Return to the Evidence. Boulder and Tempe: Education and the Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit.

Jez, S.J. (2012). The Role of For-Profit Colleges in Increasing Postsecondary Completions in California. California Journal of Politics and Policy, 4(2): 140-160.

Jez, S.J. (2012). Analyzing the Female Advantage in College Access among African Americans. In C. Chambers (Eds.), Black American Female Undergraduates on Campus: Successes and Challenges. Diversity in Higher Education Series.

Propheteer, G. & Jez, S.J. (2012). Whither Utility and Duty? A Case for Virtue in College Administration. Community College Review, 40(3) 215-239.

Moore, C., Jez, S.J., Chisholm, E., & Shulock, N. (2012). Career Opportunities: Technical Education and the College Completion Agenda – Part 2: Inventory and Analysis of CTE Programs in the California Community Colleges. Sacramento, CA: Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy.

Shulock, N., Moore, C., Jez, S.J., Chisholm, E. (2012). Policy Brief - Career Opportunities: Career Technical Education and the College Completion Agenda – Parts I and II (summarized). Sacramento, CA: Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy.

Heilig, J.V., Jez, S.J. & Reddick, R.J. (2012). Is Texas Leading Its Peers and the Nation?: A Decadal Analysis of Educational Data. Austin, TX: The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jez, S.J. (2011).  The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity [Review of the book The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity].  Teachers College Record.  Available at: http://www.tcrecord.org/PrintContent.asp?ContentID=16481

Lagunoff, R., Venezia, A., Jez, S.J., & Jaeger, L. (2010). Comparability of Freshman Composition Courses Across a Sampling of California Community Colleges:  An Analysis of Student Learning Outcomes. REL West Analysis.

Heilig, J.V., & Jez, S.J. (2010). Teach For America: A Review of the Evidence. Boulder and Tempe: Education and the Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit. Available at http://epicpolicy.org/files/PB-TeachAmerica-Heilig.pdf

Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A., & Jez, S.J. (2010).  Inputs and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Latina/o-Serving Urban Elementary Schools. The Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 4(1).

Jez, S.J., & Venezia, A.  (2009).  Looking Ahead:  Synthesizing What We Know About National, Regional, and Local Efforts to Improve Student Preparation and Success.  In A. Venezia, A. Bueschel (Eds.), New Directions for Community Colleges.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Jez, S.J. (2009). Developing a College-Going Culture in a Middle School: A Toolkit. The Woodrow Wilson Early College High School Initative. Available at www.woodrow.org/middleschooltoolkit

Jez, S.J.  (2008).  The Influence of Wealth and Race in Four-Year College Attendance.  Research & Occasional Paper Series: Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  Berkeley, CA.

Banks, R. R., & Gatlin, S. J. (2005). African American Intimacy: the Racial Gap in Marriage. Michigan Journal of Race & Law. 115-132.

Darling-Hammond, L., Holtzman, D. J., Gatlin, S. J., & Heilig, J. V. (2005). Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Evidence About Teacher Certification, Teach for America, and Teacher Effectiveness. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 13(42). Available at http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v13n42/

Working papers - please email to receive latest version

Jez, S.J. & Bae, S. (in revision). Focusing the Aim of For-Profit Policy: Developing a Classification System for For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions.

Jez, S.J. (in revision). A New Look at Racial Disparities in College Access: The Role of Wealth.

Jez, S.J., & Chambers, C. (in review). An Exploration of Identity Capital as a Predictor of College Attendance Gender Differentials among African Americans.

Jez, S.J. (in revision). Wealth, Income, and Academic Achievement in the College-Going Process.

Jez, S.J. (in preparation). Students Who Work: Who Works, Why, and Does Working Impact Studying?

Recent academic conference papers, presentations

Jez, S.J. (March 2017). Improving Oversight of For-profit Institutions by Understanding Student Choice. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Washington, D.C.

Jez, S.J. (March 2016). Understanding the Evolving Role of For-Profit Colleges and Universities. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Denver, CO.

Jez, S.J. (April 2015). Focusing the Aim of For-Profit Policy: Developing a Classification System for For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions. Invited talk at the Institutional Design Frontiers Summit at Arizona State University.

Jez, S.J. & Bae, S. (March 2015). But We’re Not Like Those Guys: A Typology of For-Profit Colleges and Universities.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Washington, D.C.

Jez, S.J. & Bae, S. (March 2014). Focusing the Aim of For-Profit Policy: Classification Systems for For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, San Antonio, TX.

Jez, S.J. (March 2013). Redeeming For-Profit Colleges and Universities: How Public Policy Can Ensure Quality and Success. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, New Orleans, LA.

Jez, S.J. (March 2013). Career Technical Education and the College Completion Agenda: Analysis of CTE Programs in the California Community Colleges. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, New Orleans, LA.

Jez, S.J. (November 2012). Redeeming For-Profit Colleges and Universities: How Public Policy Can Ensure Quality and Success. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Invited talks, hearings, and panels

Jez, S.J. (June 2018). Title TBD. Invited speaker at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jez, S.J. (July 2017). Teach For America: Civic Engagement Magic Bullet? Invited speaker at the University of California Sacramento Speaker Series. Sacramento, California.

Jez, S.J. (May 2016). Not All College is Equal When It Comes to Wealth and Race. Invited panelist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis symposium “Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth among College-Educated Families,” St. Louis, Missouri.

Jez, S.J. (April 2015). We Treat the Rich the Same as the Poor. Invited panelist at California Student Aid Commission Informational Hearing’s Panel on the Challenges Facing the Cal Grant. Sacramento, California.

Jez, S.J. (April 2015). Focusing the Aim of For-Profit Policy: Developing a Classification System for For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions. Invited talk at the Institutional Design Frontiers Summit at Arizona State University. https://idf.asu.edu/

Jez, S.J. (November 2014). Family Wealth and College Access. Invited panelist at California Student Aid Commission’s Symposium on Student Debt in California Panel on Economic and Social Impacts of Student Debt. Sacramento, California.

Jez, S.J. (2014). Improving Data for the Study of For-Profit Colleges and Universities. Commissioned for University of Southern California’s Developing a Research Agenda: Tax-Paying Colleges and Universities/For-Profit Higher Education seminar.

Jez, S.J. (2013). Local Control and Community-Based Accountability. Invited talk for the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, Austin, Texas.

Jez, S.J. (2013). Encouraging For-Profit Postsecondary Institutional Leaders to be Proactive. Keynote speaker for the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools’ Legislative Policy Conference, Sacramento, California.

Jez, S.J. (2009). Reforming Secondary-Postsecondary Disjunctures in the U.S. Invited talk at Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands.

Jez, S.J. (2009). Building Students’ College Readiness from Kindergarten through Senior Year. Invited talk at Canyons School District Retreat, Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grants, contracts, and awards

2016-2021 Co-Principal Investigator, Research Training in the Education Sciences (Pathways: Successful Transitions To and Through Higher Education), funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences ($899,531)

2017-2018 Principal Investigator, Evaluation Research Study of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office ($1,182,775) to EdInsights – renewable annually

2017 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis

2017 College of Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies Dean’s Faculty Fellowship

2016-2017 Principal Investigator, Evaluation Research Study of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office ($755,000 in two contracts) to EdInsights – renewable annually

2010, 2011, 2017 Sacramento State College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Travel Grant

2015-2016 Principal Investigator, Research Study of Higher Education Reporting Requirements and Student Disclosure Information, funded by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ($200,000)

2015-2016 Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation Research Study of the Economic Workforce Development Program, funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office ($184,250) to EdInsights

2010-2016 Sacramento State EdD Core Faculty Travel Grant

2014 Sacramento State Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean’s National Science Foundation Grant

 


Professional Interests

Educational policy, broadly.

Currently, focused on college access, college success, systems change, and proprietary higher education institutions.

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Professional Associations

American Educational Research Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education 2010-2015 Newsletter Chair; 2012 Policy, Finance, & Economics Program Co-Chair
Association for Education Finance and Policy
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

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Last updated: 02/16/2018