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Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell

University of Pittsburgh
808 Learning Research and Development Center
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-7489


  • Monographs

  • Russell, J. L., Sherer, J. Z., and Iriti, J. (In press). Better Math Teaching Network first year developmental evaluation report. Quincy, MA: Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Book Chapters

  • Peurach, D. J., Penuel, W. R., and Russell, J. L. (In press). Beyond ritualized rationality: Organizational dynamics of instructionally-focused continuous improvement. M. Connolly, D. E. Spicer, C. James, & S. D. Kruse (Eds.), International handbook on schools as organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Resnick, L. B., Russell, J. L. & Schantz, F. (In Press). Expertise for the future: A new challenge for education. In P. Ward, J. M. Schraagen, J. Gore & E. Roth (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Expertise. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dolle, J. R., Gomez, L. M., Russell, J. L., & Bryk, A. S. (2013). More than a network: building communities for educational improvement. In B. J. Fishman, W. R. Penuel, A. R. Allen, & B. H. Cheng (Eds.), Design based implementation research. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 112(2).
  • Stein, M. K., Russell, J. L., & Smith, M. (2011). The role of tools in bridging research and practice in a school-wide instructional improvement effort. In W. F Tate, C. R. Anderson, & K. King (Eds.), Connecting research, practice and policy in mathematics education. NCTM.
  • Russell, J. L. (2006). Russell, J. L. (2006). An enduring tension: Kindergarten education in an era of accountability. In C. Miskel, & W. Hoy (Eds.), Contemporary issues in educational policy and school outcomes (Research and theory in educational administration, pp. 214-240). Greenwich, CT: Information Age. In C. Miskel, & W. Hoy (Eds.), Contemporary issues in educational policy and school outcomes (Research and theory in educational administration, pp. 214-240). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
  • Journals

  • Briggs, J., Russell, J. L., & Wanless, S.B. (2018). Kindergarten teacher buy-in for standards-based reforms: A dynamic interplay between professional identity and perceptions of control. Early Education and Development, 29(1), 125-142.
  • Bray, L. E & Russell, J. L. (2018). The dynamic interaction between institutional pressures and activity: An examination of the implementation of IEPs in secondary inclusive settings. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 40(2), 243-266.
  • Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., Dolle, J., Gomez, L. M., LeMahieu, P. & Grunow, A. (2017). A framework for initiation of Networked Improvement Communities. Teachers College Record.
  • Russell, J. L., Stein, M. K., Correnti, R., Bill, V., Booker, L., & Schwartz, N. (2017). Tennessee scales up improvement in math instruction through coaching. The State Educational Standard, 17(2), 22-27.
  • Gomez, L.M., Russell, J. L., Bryk, A. S., LeMahieu, P. G., Mejia, E. (2016). The right network for the right problem. Phi Delta Kappan, 98(3), 8-15.
  • Childs, J., & Russell, J. L. (2017). Turning around low-achieving schools: Building state capacity to support improvement through Race to the Top. Urban Education, 52(2).
  • Stein, M. K., Correnti, R., Moore, D., Russell, J. L. & Kelly, K. (2017). Using theory and measurement to sharpen conceptualizations of mathematics teaching in the Common Core era. AERA Open, 3(1).
  • Bray, L. E., & Russell, J. L. (2016). Going Off Script: Structure and Agency in Individualized Education Program Meetings. American Journal of Education, 122(3).
  • Hannan, M.*, Russell, J. L., Takahashi, S. & Park, S. (2015). Improving feedback and support for beginning teachers: The case of the Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network. Journal of Teacher Education, 66(5), 494-508.
  • Russell, J. L., Meredith, J.*, Childs, J.*, Stein, M. K., & Prine, D. W. (in press). Designing inter-organizational networks to implement education reform: An analysis of state Race to the Top applications. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
  • Russell, J. L., & Sabina, L.* (2014). Planning for school leadership succession: Promising practices in three districts. Journal of School Leadership, 24(4).
  • Russell, J. L., Knutson, K., & Crowley, K. (2013). Collaborations bridging the formal-informal divide in an urban educational ecology. Journal of Educational Change.
  • Russell, J. L., & Bray, L. E.* (2013). Crafting coherence from complex policy messages: Educators’ perceptions of special education and standards-based accountability policies. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 21(5).
  • Russell, J. L., Jackson, K., Krumm, A., & Frank, K. (2013). Theories and methodologies for design-based implementation research: Examples from four cases. In B. J. Fishman, W. R. Penuel, A. R. Allen, & B. H. Cheng (Eds.), Design based implementation research. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 112(2).
  • Coburn, C. E., Russell, J. L., Kaufman, J., & Stein, M. K. (2012). Supporting sustainability: Teachers’ advice networks and ambitious instructional reform. American Journal of Education, 119(1), 137-182.
  • Knutson, K., Crowley, K., Russell, J. L., & Steiner, M. A.* (2011). Approaching art education as an ecology: Exploring the role of museums. Studies in Art Education, 52(4), 326-338.
  • Russell, J. L. (2011). From child’s garden to academic press: The role of shifting institutional logics in redefining kindergarten education. American Educational Research Journal, 48(2), 236-267. [Lead Article]
  • Augustine, C., & Russell, J. L. (2010). The state role in advancing effective leadership in districts and schools. Journal of Staff Development, 31(2), 30-35.
  • Hamilton, L. S., Stecher, B. M., Russell, J. L., Marsh, J. A., & Miles, J. (2008). Accountability and teaching practices: School-level actions and teacher responses. In B. Fuller, M.K. Henne, & E. Hannum (Eds.), Strong state, weak schools: The benefits and dilemmas of centralized accountability (Research in the Sociology of Education, Vol. 16, pp. 31-66). St. Louis, MO: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Curry, M., Jaxon, K., Russell, J. L., Callahan, M. A., & Bicais, J. (2008). Examining the practice of beginning teachers' micropolitical literacy within professional inquiry communities. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(3), 660-673.
  • Coburn, C. E., & Russell, J. L. (2008). District policy and teachers’ social networks. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(3), 203-235. [Lead Article]
  • Encyclopedic Entries

  • Russell, J. L., Kehoe, S.* & Crowley, K. (2017). Linking In and Out-of-School Learning. Sage Encyclopedia on Out-of-School Time Learning.
  • Books

  • Augustine, C., Gonzalez, G., Ikemoto, G., Russell, J., Zellman, G., Constant, L., Armstrong, J., & Dembosky, J. (2009). Improving school leadership: The promise of cohesive leadership systems. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.
  • Stecher, B. M., Epstein, S., Hamilton, L. S., Marsh, J. A., Robyn, A., McCombs, J. S., Russell, J., & Naftel, S. (2008). Pain and gain: Implementing No Child Left Behind in three states, 2004-2006. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.