Deborah Jonas, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty, Foundations of Education

Deborah Jonas, Ph.D.


Dr. Deborah Jonas is the director of the Center for Education Research & Innovation at SRI Education. Dr. Jonas is also the director of REL Appalachia @SRI International (REL AP), which is a federally funded research center supporting Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia on high level problems of practice.

Her research focuses on the transitions between education service spaces, such as the transition from high school to postsecondary education and training and careers, as well as the impact of policy on teaching practice and student outcomes. She 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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