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Jennifer Olson, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Curriculum & Instruction


Building & Room:

1250 ETMSW


1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2378


Jennifer Olson earned her doctorate in Urban Education Policy Studies with a specialization in Social Foundations of Education from University of Illinois at Chicago. She coordinates the Secondary Education program and teaches curriculum, instruction, & assessment courses to undergraduate and graduate secondary education students. Jennifer’s current research interests include urban high school reform, urban teacher preparation and professional development, and student voice. Jennifer’s research focus on urban high school reform is informed by her years of teaching in Chicago Public Schools, giving her an informed perspective of how policy moves from theory to practice.