My name is Jen S. Dean and I am currently a Ph.D. student in Education Policy
at the University of Arkansas. I recently completed the Master of Arts in Teaching
program in Secondary English. My classroom research interests include dialogic discussion, arts integration, and student-led tools as a facilitator of student ownership and engagement. I am also interested in investigating how the humanities and sciences can work together to create a dynamic and innovative secondary classroom environment. For almost two years I worked as the research assistant at 826 National
, an organization investigating how science and writing can work together in out-of-school programs through creative workshops. My work with 826 also allowed me to research how community organizations can effectively partner with schools and help to inform public policy, an issue I am very passionate about. For more details about my skills, education and work experience, please visit my LinkedIn
profile on this website.