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Su Jin Gatlin Jez, PhD
Assistant 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 Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento.  She also serves as the Associate Director of the Independent Education Doctorate Program, a joint effort of the Department of Public Policy and Administration and the College of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and is a Faculty Associate with the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy and the Institute for Social Research.

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.

She currently serves on the Leadership Board for the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity's (SEO) San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Chapter.

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


Papers

Publications

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

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

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. (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., & Bae, S. (in preparation). A Predatory Industry or a Few Bad Actors? A Typology of For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions.

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

Conference papers, presentations

Jez, S.J. & Bae, S. (March 2014). Focusing the Aim of For-Profit Policy: Classification Systems for For-Profits and 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.

Jez, S.J. (November 2011). The Role of For-Profit Colleges in Increasing Postsecondary Completions in California. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC.

Jez, S.J. (November 2011). An Exploration of Identity Capital as a Predictor of College Attendance Gender Differentials among African Americans. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC.

Jez, S.J. (November 2011). The Case for Increasing the Priority of Community College Career Technical Education Programs. California Sociological Association Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Jez, S.J. (April 2011). The Differential Impact of Wealth vs. Income in the College-Going Process. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Jez, S.J. (April 2011). Inputs and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Latina/o-Serving Urban Elementary Schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Jez, S.J. (March 2011). The Role of For-Profit Colleges in Increasing Postsecondary Completions in California. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Seattle, WA.

Jez, S.J. (November 2010). Wealth, Income, and Academic Achievement in the College-Going Process. Presented at the annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Boston, MA.

Jez, S.J.  (July 2010).  A New Look at Race in Who Attends Highly Selective Colleges:  the Role of Wealth.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Economic Association International, Portland, Oregon.

Jez, S.J. (March 2010).  The Differential Impact of Wealth vs. Income in the College-Going Process.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Finance Association, Richmond, Virginia.

Gatlin, S.J. (2008). Race, Wealth, and the Pursuit of Higher Education. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, New York.

Gatlin, S.J. (2007). Assets and Access: How Wealth Affects Who Attends College and Who Attends Selective Colleges. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois.

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Research Interests

Educational policy, broadly.

Currently, focused on college readiness, college access, college success, and proprietary higher education instutions.

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Professional Associations

American Educational Research Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education 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: 04/11/2014