Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant
Associate Professor
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Elizabeth Grant is an associate professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Grant previously served as senior vice president at Jobs for the Future responsible for strategy and operations for the youth pathways, high school design, postsecondary, and student-centered learning teams. Prior to that position, she was vice president at American Institutes for Research overseeing a policy and research team of more than 170 staff and 80 projects and contributing to the strategic direction of AIR's Education program. At the U.S. Department of Education, she served as chief of staff in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and as a senior policy advisor working on ESEA flexibility, secondary school initiatives, and state technical assistance. Earlier, she worked as a fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), developing legislation to build education pathways for youth to 21st century careers.

Dr. Grant has more than a dozen years of experience in schools serving as an elementary school principal and junior high and high school teacher. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a M.Ed. in teaching from Harvard University. She earned her M.A. in sociology and Ph.D. in education policy from Stanford University.

EdFix Podcast - Episode 10: The Research-Practice Partnership Advantage Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) create a two-way street between practitioners and researchers to address problems of practice and come up with solutions. Using this research, leaders can make data-informed decisions about the strategies that really work to improve their schools and school districts. Ruth Wattenberg, re-elected member of the D.C. State Board of Education, and Dr. Elizabeth Grant, associate professor in education policy, discuss the benefits and challenges of a potential RPP for Washington, D.C. in Episode 10 of the EdFix podcast.
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
M.Ed., Harvard University
B.A., University of Utah