Jill Pierce

Research Associate




B.A. in Comparative Literature: Brown University
M.A. in Teaching of English: Columbia University
Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning: New York University


Dr. Jill Pierce has demonstrated expertise in researching professional development and curriculum initiatives, out-of-school time programming, and issues of race and equity in education. Jill’s past research has included gathering and analyzing data on professional development supports for teachers in a large, high-poverty school district and conducting interviews with teachers, students, and parents about a range of instructional and policy-related issues. She is a former classroom teacher. As a teaching supervisor, she has observed and supported beginning teachers, providing them with detailed feedback on lesson planning and classroom instruction. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College and received her Ph.D. in Urban Education from NYU.