Ph.D., University of Georgia
436 Erickson Hall
Jerome Graham is an assistant professor of K-12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. His research focuses broadly on the interaction of race and class in educational policy and practice. Graham uses mixed-methods designs to evaluate the effects of education reforms that target minority and disadvantaged students and the mechanisms that drive such reforms. His current research background emphasizes how schools can provide constructive school climates for students, which facilitate the process by which they develop cognitive and socio-emotional skills to improve their short and long-term outcomes. His theoretical orientation is psychosociological, in that Graham’s research agenda focuses not only on persons' individual development (academic, emotional and otherwise) but also on the social structures that influence their development.