Su Jin Gatlin Jez is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento. She is also a Faculty Associate with the Education Insights Center. Through her teaching, scholarship, and service, Dr. Jez aims to strengthen student access, persistence, and success in postsecondary education, particularly for traditionally underserved students. She is increasingly interested what can be learned from other countries that are grappling with similar issues. She works with schools, universities, governmental agencies, nonprofits, and foundations to improve programs and policies that create and support pathways for all students to achieve their postsecondary educational goals. Dr. Jez performs a variety of econometric analyses, including time-series analysis, multi-level modeling, and advanced regression modeling, all widely used in scientifically-based research. She also performs qualitative analyses, from interviews and focus groups to the analysis of primary documents. Prior to joining Sac State in 2009, Dr. Jez was a Research Associate at WestEd where a significant amount of her research and technical assistance work was focused on early college schools and community colleges.
Su Jin is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford's Center for Education Policy Analysis.