Deborah Jonas, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty, Foundations of Education

Deborah Jonas, Ph.D.


Dr. Deborah Jonas is the president and founder of Research & Analytic Insights (RAI), a small, women-owned business committed to forming partnerships with educators, social service providers, program leaders and policymakers to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Through RAI, Jonas conducts research, evaluates programs, develops and delivers training and technical assistance, and informs policy through rigorous data analysis and thorough evidence review.

Her research focuses on the transitions between education service spaces, such as the transition from high school to postsecondary education and training, and the transition from early learning environments into kindergarten. Jonas is also interested in research that improves the use of data and research evidence to inform program development, monitor progress and improve student outcomes.

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