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Jeffrey Grigg: SOE Faculty 

Jeffrey Grigg PhD

Assistant Professor
410-516-0726
2701 N. Charles St.
Suite 300
Baltimore MD, 21218

Biography

Jeffrey Grigg is an assistant professor affiliated with the Center for Social Organization of Schools and Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. He recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with BERC and the Science Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) project. His research interests include student mobility and transitions, intergenerational inequality, student non-cognitive skills, teacher professional development and causal inference in real-world settings. 

He operated a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program in New Haven, Conn., as well as taught middle and high school English in New Haven and London. His recent work has been published in Sociology of Education; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; and Journal of Educational Psychology.

He holds M.S. degrees in both sociology and educational leadership and policy analysis and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, where his graduate training was supported by a fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.  

Education

Ph.D.: Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2014
M.S.: Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2008
M.S., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, 2006
B.A., English, Yale University, 1999
 

Courses Taught

Basic & Inferential Statistics
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Recent Publications and Presentations

Hanselman, Paul, Christopher S. Rozek, Jeffrey Grigg, and Geoffrey D. Borman. In press. “New Evidence on Self-affirmation Effects and Theorized Sources of Heterogeneity from Two Cohorts in a Large-scale Replication.” Journal of Educational Psychology. doi: 10.1037/edu0000141
 
Hanselman, Paul, Jeffrey Grigg, Sarah K. Bruch, and Adam Gamoran. 2016. “The Consequences of Principal and Teacher Turnover for School Social Resources.” Research in the Sociology of Education, 19, 49-89.
 
Borman, Geoffrey D., Jeffrey Grigg, and Paul Hanselman. 2016. “An Effort to Close Achievement Gaps at Scale through Self-Affirmation.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 38(1), 21-42. doi: 10.3102/0162373715581709
 
Grigg, Jeffrey, and Geoffrey D. Borman. 2014. “Impacts and Alternatives: Evidence from an Elementary Charter School Evaluation.” Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 8(1), 69-93, doi:  10.1080/15582159.2014.875413
 
Liou, Yi-Hwa, Jeffrey Grigg, and Richard Halverson. 2014. “Leadership and the Design of Data-Driven Professional Networks in Schools.” International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2(1), 29-73, doi:
10.4471/ijelm.2014.08
 
Grigg, Jeffrey, Kimberle A. Kelly, Adam Gamoran, and Geoffrey D. Borman. 2013. “Effects of Two Scientific Inquiry Professional Development Interventions on Teaching Practice.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 35(1), 38-56, doi: 10.3102/0162373712461851.
 
Grigg, Eliot, Andrew Palmer, Jeffrey Grigg, Peter Oppenheimer, Tim Wu, Axel Roesler, Bala G. Nair, and Brian K. Ross. 2013. “Randomised Trial Comparing the Recording Ability of a Novel, Electronic Emergency Documentation System with the AHA Paper Cardiac Arrest Record.” Emergency Medicine Journal. doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202512
 
Grigg, Jeffrey. 2012. “School Enrollment Changes and Student Achievement Growth: A Case Study in Educational Disruption and Continuity.” Sociology of Education 85(4), 388-404, doi: 10.1177/0038040712441374.
 
Borman, Geoffrey D., and Jeffrey A. Grigg. 2009. “The Visual and Narrative Interpretation of Research Syntheses.” In The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis [2nd ed.] (H. Cooper, L. Hedges, & J. Valentine, eds.), 497-
519. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
 
Halverson, Richard, Jeffrey Grigg, Reid Prichett, and Christopher Thomas. 2007. “The New Instructional Leadership: Creating Data-Driven Instructional Systems in Schools.” Journal of School Leadership 17(2), 159-194. Reprinted in: Journal of School Leadership, Special Issue: Celebrating 25 Years. 2015. 25(3), 447-481.

Complete CV

EDUCATION 

2014 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin 

2008 M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin 

2006 M.S., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin 

1999 B.A., English, Yale University 

 

POSITIONS 

2016- Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD Assistant Professor: Research 

2014-2016 Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD Post-Doctoral Fellow (2014-2016); Teaching Assistant (Spring 2015) Adjunct Professor (Fall 2015) 

2005-2014 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Project Assistant, Research Intern, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, D.C. (2008) 

2000-2004 Hopkins School, New Haven, CT Director, Summerbridge New Haven (2003-2004) Assistant Director, Summerbridge New Haven (2000-2003) English Teacher (2000-2004) 

1999-2000 St. Paul’s School, London, England Colet Fellow 

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS 

Sociology of Education 

Research Methods 

School Reform 

Social Stratification 

Organization of Schooling 

 

SCHOLARSHIP 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

Hanselman, Paul, Christopher S. Rozek, Jeffrey Grigg, and Geoffrey D. Borman. 2017. “New Evidence on Self-affirmation Effects and Theorized Sources of Heterogeneity from Two Cohorts in a Large-scale Replication.” Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(3), 4015-424.. doi: 10.1037/edu0000141 

Hanselman, Paul, Jeffrey Grigg, Sarah K. Bruch, and Adam Gamoran. 2016. “The Consequences of Principal and Teacher Turnover for School Social Resources.” Research in the Sociology of Education, 19, 49-89. doi: 10.1108/S1479- 353920150000019004 

Borman, Geoffrey D., Jeffrey Grigg, and Paul Hanselman. 2016. “An Effort to Close Achievement Gaps at Scale through Self-Affirmation.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 38(1), 21-42. doi: 10.3102/0162373715581709 

Grigg, Jeffrey, and Geoffrey D. Borman. 2014. “Impacts and Alternatives: Evidence from an Elementary Charter School Evaluation.” Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 8(1), 69-93, doi: 10.1080/15582159.2014.875413 

Liou, Yi-Hwa, Jeffrey Grigg, and Richard Halverson. 2014. “Leadership and the Design of Data-Driven Professional Networks in Schools.” International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2(1), 29-73, doi: 10.4471/ijelm.2014.08 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Kimberle A. Kelly, Adam Gamoran, and Geoffrey D. Borman. 2013. “Effects of Two Scientific Inquiry Professional Development Interventions on Teaching Practice.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 35(1), 38-56, doi: 10.3102/0162373712461851. 

Grigg, Eliot, Andrew Palmer, Jeffrey Grigg, Peter Oppenheimer, Tim Wu, Axel Roesler, Bala G. Nair, and Brian K. Ross. 2013. “Randomised Trial Comparing the Recording Ability of a Novel, Electronic Emergency Documentation System with the AHA Paper Cardiac Arrest Record.” Emergency Medicine Journal. doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202512 

Grigg, Jeffrey. 2012. “School Enrollment Changes and Student Achievement Growth: A Case Study in Educational Disruption and Continuity.” Sociology of Education 85(4), 388-404, doi: 10.1177/0038040712441374. 

Borman, Geoffrey D., and Jeffrey A. Grigg. 2009. “The Visual and Narrative Interpretation of Research Syntheses.” In The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis [2nd ed.] (H. Cooper, L. Hedges, & J. Valentine, eds.), 497- 519. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 

Halverson, Richard, Jeffrey Grigg, Reid Prichett, and Christopher Thomas. 2007. “The New Instructional Leadership: Creating Data-Driven Instructional Systems in Schools.” Journal of School Leadership 17(2), 159-194. Reprinted in: Journal of School Leadership, Special Issue: Celebrating 25 Years. 2015. 25(3), 447-481. 

 

Manuscripts under Review: 

Burdick-Will, Julia, Jeffrey Grigg, Kiara Nerenberg, and Faith Connolly. “A Permeable Boundary: Networks of Student Mobility in Baltimore City and its Inner Suburbs.” 

Parker, Carolyn, Jeffrey Grigg, Stephanie D’Souza, Charlie Mitchell, Erica Smith, and Yolanda Abel. “Enhanced Interest and Awareness in Science and Engineering with Students Placed at Risk After One Year of a STEM Intensive Partnership.” 

Smith, Erica, Carolyn Parker, David McKinney, and Jeffrey Grigg. “Conditions and Decisions of Urban Elementary Teachers Regarding Instruction of STEM Curriculum.” 

Stein, Marc L., and Jeffrey Grigg. “‘Missing Bus, Missing school: Establishing the Relationship Between Public Transit Use and Student Absenteeism.” 

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, and Charlie Mitchell. “How Early Childhood Programs Interact with Early Life Circumstances: Evidence from Baltimore.” 

Grigg, Jeffrey. “The People or the Place? The Structural and Social Dimensions of the Transition to Middle School.” 

Grigg, Jeffrey. “Addressing Selection Bias Using Partial Longitudinal Data: A Demonstration Using Recent and Past School Movers.” 

Grigg, Jeffrey. “Student Mobility and Self-Affirmation: Evidence from a Field Experiment.” 

Geoffrey G. Borman, Jeffrey Grigg, Paul Hanselman, Nathaniel Dewey, Alex Schmidt, and Christopher S. Rozek. “The Sustained Effects of a Brief Self-Affirmation Intervention on Students’ Academic Outcomes across Middle and High School.” 

Grigg, Jeffrey. “Causal Inference and Partial Interference in School Effects Research, or: What Can School Effects Research Learn from Neighborhood Effects Research?” 

 

REPORTS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS 

Stein, Marc L., Jeffrey Grigg, Curt Cronister, Celeste Chavis, and Faith Connolly. 2017. “Getting to High School in Baltimore: Student Commuting and Public Transportation.” Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, and Curt Cronister. 2016. “Early Education Data Collaborative: Kindergarten Readiness for Baltimore’s High School Class of 2027.” Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD. 

Connolly, Faith, Jeffrey Grigg, Curt Cronister, and Stephanie D’Souza. 2015. “Born in Baltimore.” Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, MD. 

 

EXTERNAL SUPPORT 

2017 Principal Investigator, “Head Start Community Needs Assessment,” Baltimore City Head Start ($15,394) 

2016 Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of SABES Professional Development,” Maryland State Department of Education ($52,000) 

2016 Co-Principal Investigator (with Marc Stein), “One Card Pilot Study,” The Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation, The Clayton Baker Trust, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Open Society Foundations ($48,103) 

2016 Co-Principal Investigator (with Faith Connolly), “Baltimore Curriculum Project Long-Term Follow-Up,” Baltimore Curriculum Project ($37,081) 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS AND AWARDS 

2017 Pilot Award (with Marc Stein, Julia Burdick-Will, and Jian Ni) “Investigating Youth Commuting to School, Violence Exposure, and School Avoidance,” Hopkins Population Center ($14,999) 

2016- Faculty Associate, Hopkins Population Center Johns Hopkins University 

2006-2011 Graduate Fellow, Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison 

2009-2012 Graduate Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin-Madison 

1999 Yale University, English Department Lloyd Mifflin Prize for a Senior Essay in English or American Literature 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

Burdick-Will, Julia, Jeffrey Grigg, Faith Connolly, and Kiara Nerenberg. (August, 2017). “Isolated and Interconnected: Networks of Student Mobility Across Baltimore City and the Inner Suburbs.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Faith Connolly, Charlie Mitchell, and Stephanie D’Souza. (March, 2017). “Reading on Grade Level: Perspective and Context from Baltimore.” Paper presented at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, and Charlie Mitchell. (August, 2016). “How Early Childhood Programs Interact with Early Life Circumstances: Evidence from Baltimore.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Faith Connolly, Stephanie D’Souza, and Charlie Mitchell. (July, 2016). “Early Life Circumstances, Access to Early Childhood Programs and Kindergarten Readiness: Evidence from a Mid-Atlantic City.” Poster to be presented at The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Stephanie D’Souza, and Faith Connolly. (April, 2016). “Characteristics of Parents, Kids, and Early Childhood Programs: Ready for Kindergarten in Baltimore City?” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C. 

Bryant, Carla, Faith Connolly, Chris Doss, Jeffrey Grigg, and Perry Gorgen. (March, 2016). “Addressing Quandaries in Early Education Through Research Practice Partnerships.” Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C. 

Parker, Carolyn, Yolanda Abel, Jeffrey Grigg, Charlie Mitchell, Stephanie D’Souza, Audrey Moshfeghian, and Steven B. Sheldon. (April, 2015). “It Takes a Village to Raise an Engineer: The STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools Project.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Grigg, Jeffrey. (March, 2015). “Addressing Selection Bias Using Partial Longitudinal Data: A Demonstration Using Recent and Past School Movers.” Paper presented at the Spring Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C. 

Borman, Geoffrey D., Jeffrey Grigg, Chris Rozek, and Paul Hanselman. (March, 2015). “The Sustained Effects of a Brief Self-Affirmation Intervention on Students' Academic Outcomes Across Middle and High School.” Paper presented at the Spring Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey. (February, 2015). “The Organizational and Social Dimensions of the Transition to Middle School.” Paper presented at the Sociology of Education Association Annual Conference, Pacific Grove, CA. 

Grigg, Jeffrey. (August, 2014). “Student Mobility and Self-Affirmation: Evidence from a Field Experiment.” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Hanselman, Paul, Jeffrey Grigg, Sarah Bruch, and Adam Gamoran. (August, 2014). “The Consequences of Principal and Teacher Turnover for School Social Resources.” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Borman, Geoffrey D., Jeffrey Grigg, and Dominique Bradley. (April, 2014). “Scaling Up a Self-Affirmation Intervention in St. Paul.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Paul Hanselman, and Geoffrey D. Borman. (April, 2014). “Closing Achievement Gaps at Scale Through Self-Affirmation: First-Year Findings from Two Cohorts.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Liou, Yi-Hwa, Jeffrey Grigg, and Richard Halverson. (April, 2014). “Access to Expertise: Data-Driven Accountability, School Leadership, and Teacher Social Capital.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Borman, Geoffrey D., and Jeffrey Grigg. (March, 2014). “An Effort to Close Achievement Gaps at Scale through Self-Affirmation: Second-Year Results.” Paper presented at the Spring meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Paul Hanselman, and Geoffrey D. Borman. (August, 2013). “Stereotype Threat, Self-Affirmation, and School Context: Evidence from 11 Schools.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY. 

Borman, Geoffrey D., and Jeffrey Grigg. (March, 2013). “An Effort to Close Achievement Gaps at Scale through Self-Affirmation.” Paper presented at the Spring meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey. (August, 2012) “Causal Inference and Partial Interference in School Effects Research, or: What Can School Effects Research Learn from Neighborhood Effects Research?” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO. An, Brian P., and Jeffrey Grigg. (November, 2011). “Resources that Link High Schools to College: Accounting for Socioeconomic Gaps in College Application.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC. 

Grigg, Jeffrey, Adam Gamoran, and Geoffrey D. Borman. (April, 2011). “Effects of the Professional Development Intervention on Classroom Instruction.” Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

Hanselman, Paul, Jeffrey Grigg, and Sarah K. Bruch. (April, 2010). “Is School Capacity the Key for Successful Scale Up?” Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. 

Hanselman, Paul, Jeffrey Grigg, and Sarah K. Bruch. (March, 2010). “Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in a Science Professional Development Initiative: The Case for School Capacity.” Paper presented at the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness Annual Research Conference, Washington, D.C. 

Grigg, Jeffrey. (August, 2009). “School Enrollment Changes and Achievement Growth: A Case Study in Educational Disruption and Continuity.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Bruch, Sarah K., Jeffrey Grigg, and Paul Hanselman. (April, 2009). “Up to the Classroom Door: Effects of a School-Randomized Trial.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Bruch, Sarah K., Adam Gamoran, Paul Hanselman, Jeffrey Grigg, and Ana Cristina Collares. (August, 2008). “Professional Development, School Capacity, and the Unequal Distribution of Teacher Quality.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA. 

Johnson, Jason, and Jeffrey Grigg. (April, 2006). “Student Self-Representation in WebBased Social Networks: University Freshmen and Thefacebook.com.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. 

 

SERVICE 

2016 “Basic and Inferential Statistics” (Fall 2016) Discussant, “The Coleman Report at 50,” Johns Hopkins University Reviewer, Coleman Award for Best Paper in the Sociology of Education, American Sociological Association Sociology of Education Section 

2015 Adjunct Professor, “Basic and Inferential Statistics” (Fall 2015) Teaching Assistant, “Evaluation of Educational Programs and Policies” (Spring 2015 [online]). Johns Hopkins University School of Education 

2013 Staff Member, Superintendent’s Transition Team (Chair: Robert Peterkin) Madison Metropolitan School District Reviewer, American Sociological Association (ASA), Section on Sociology of Education 

2012 Presider, Sociology of Education Paper Session: Social Composition and Organization Effects in Education: Schools and Networks, ASA Annual Meeting 

2011 Discussant, “MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Fourth Year Report,” in “Old Issues, New Issues, All New Evidence: School Choice in Milwaukee” (March 30, 2011). Video (part 4 of 5) available at: http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.a spx?evhdid=3969 

2010 Search Committee, WIDA Consortium Quantitative Researcher/Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research 

2009-2010 Graduate Student Mentor, University of Wisconsin Sociology 

2009 Presider, Sociology of Education Roundtable Session: Geographic Mobility, Migration, and Immigration ASA Annual Meeting 

2005-2011 Steering Committee Member, Mendota Elementary School, Madison, WI 

 

REVIEWING 

2017- Editorial Board Member, Journal for Education of Students Placed at Risk 

Ad Hoc Reviewing: American Journal of Education, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Educational Research Journal, Journal for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Educational Researcher, Journal for Education of Students Placed at Risk, Social Science Research, Educational Administration Quarterly, Education Finance and Policy, What Works Clearinghouse 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

American Sociological Association, American Educational Research Association, International Sociological Association (RC28: Social Stratification and Mobility), Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Sociology of Education Association