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Jessica Mason | Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Current Position and Past Experience
Jessica Mason, Ph.D. is a researcher at AIR with expertise in postsecondary student success and college readiness. Her current areas of focus include college and career readiness and success, postsecondary competency-based education, and institutional transformation. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and is currently serving as Project Director for a Lumina Foundation funded study aimed at improving student veterans’ experiences with having their learning recognized by postsecondary institutions, and as co-Project Director for a Lumina Foundation funded effort to build evidence about the scale of adoption of CBE and build the research base about CBE programs. She is also co-project director on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded evaluation of the Frontier Set (formerly Institutional Partners Network), which includes 31 leading institutions simultaneously implementing a variety of student success interventions. She received her Ph.D. in social and comparative analysis in education from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining AIR, she was a Graduate Student Researcher for the University of Pittsburgh for three years.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Mason holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in International Education from New York University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Language and Literature and Sociology from Boston University.

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Jessica Mason | Researcher, American Institutes for Research