- Ph.D. in Urban Education, Temple University
- MS.Ed. in Intercultural Communication in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
- B.S. in Speech Communication, Millersville University
About Julia Ransom
Dr. Ransom is a qualitative researcher with wide ranging experience in policy, efficacy, and evaluation research both supporting and leading research projects. At RFA, Dr. Ransom supports the National Study of Continuous Quality Improvement in 21st Center Community Learning Centers, leads RFA’s portfolio of 21st Century Community Learning Center evaluations as well as the evaluation of an NSF-AISLE project. She brings content expertise in K-12 education, out-of-school time, public health, and education technology. Prior to coming to Research for Action, Dr. Ransom designed qualitative research studies as part of a learning impact measurement team for a large educational technology company and led evaluations for 21st Century Community Learning centers for multiple out-of-school time providers in New York City. Dr. Ransom also has a specific research interest in the experiences of Black male students in educational settings and has authored a book on this topic as well as published her research in multiple peer reviewed publications. Her research interests also include intersectionality in student identities and student-teacher relationships, alternative schools, and racism in the context of special education. Dr. Ransom has taught qualitative research methods, designed qualitative instruments and has extensive experience conducting interviews, and observations. She also brings expertise in qualitative data visualization and the analysis of large qualitative data sets.