Jason Jabbari

Research Assistant Professor

Jason Jabbari (he/him/his) is a research assistant professor for the Social Policy Institute. He recently earned his Ph.D. in Education from Washington University in St. Louis, with concentrations in Policy Studies and Urban Education, while also earning a certificate in Quantitative Data Analysis. His dissertation explored how exclusionary discipline policies can exacerbate inequities in math outcomes across students’ secondary and post-secondary academic trajectories—especially for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Prior to starting his doctoral studies, he earned an M.Ed. in School Leadership from Harvard University and worked as a teacher, coach, and school leader in public, charter, and private schools in St. Louis and Boston. At SPI, he will not only be exploring student debt, college savings, and food insecurity within SPI’s current projects but also working to expand SPI’s general research portfolio in education. He enjoys basketball, BBQ, and spending time with his wife, JoAnn, his sons John and Zach, and the family dog, Tux.

Contact Jason Jabbari at jabbari.jason@wustl.edu.