Jess Gregory, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Jess L. Gregory is a well-rounded contributor to SCSU through teaching excellence, important and scholarly creative activities, abundant and meaningful service, and professional participation that has galvanized her reputation. She was recently awarded the 2015 J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award for SCSU and has been nominated for the SCSU outstanding academic advisor award in 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011. She has taught in the Educational Leadership doctoral (SCSU/UB), 6th year (SCSU/UB), and masters programs (Education and Counseling and Human Resources at UB). Dr. Gregory teaches across the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EDL) doctoral program and 6th year programs.
Dr. Gregory’ teaching is driven by her scholarship. For example, in 2009, she published A Handbook of Statistics and Quantitative Analysis for Educational Leadership, a book published by University Press of America that helps educational practitioners understand and utilize the language of statistics. In addition, she has co-developed an instrument that is being used globally by researchers to assess teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion of students with mild to moderate disabilities (the ATTASA-mm). Also, Dr. Gregory is working on a team to develop a language independent, music-based, tool to identify students who are at risk for reading difficulties. Dr. Gregory has authored and has had published seven book chapters, four book reviews (three with students as first author), peer reviewed journal articles, and other publications.
Beyond that she has given a keynote address, Consciousness, calibration, & comprehension: Positioning students for academic success, presented seven other invited lectures, 25+ conference presentations (regional, national and international), serves as a board member of the New England Educational Research Organization, regularly participating in their Annual Conference, including bringing students to present. This past year the Northeastern Educational Research Association recognized Dr. Gregory for bringing the most students to their annual conference.
Jess, an alumna of Dartmouth College, earned her MS in Environmental Education from SCSU in 2003 and the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2008 from the University of Bridgeport for her dissertation, Mentoring and after-school programs – A comparative study of their impact upon high stakes testing in Connecticut public, urban, high schools.