Jennifer Jellison Holme, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Her research focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy, with a particular focus on the relationship among school reform, equity, and diversity in schools. Her research interests include: school desegregation (currently focusing on inter-district programs), high stakes testing (exit level testing); and school choice policy.
Holme received her Ph.D. in Education Policy (Urban Schooling) from UCLA, her Ed.M in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and her B.A. in Sociology (magna cum laude) from UCLA.
Holme's work has been published in the Review of Research in Education (2016), Teachers College Record (2016), Educational Policy (2015), Educational Administration Quarterly (2014), the American Educational Research Journal (2012), the Review of Educational Research (2010), and the Harvard Educational Review (2002). Dr. Holme is also co-author of Both Sides Now: The Story of Desegregation's Graduates (2009, University of California Press.)
- Holme, J., Jabbar, H., Germain, E. & Dinning, J. (2017). (in press) Rethinking Teacher Turnover: Longitudinal Measures of Instability in Schools. Educational Researcher.
- Holme, J.J.., Finnigan, K.S.. & Diem, S.L.. (2016). Challenging boundaries, changing fate? Metropolitan inequality and the legacy of Milliken. Teachers College Record, 118(3), 1–40..
- Finnigan, K.S.., Holme, J.J.. & Sanchez, J.. (2016). Regional equity as an educational policy goal: Tackling the root cause of educational "failure.". The Education Law and Policy Review, 3, 166–208.
- Scott, J. & Holme, J. (2016). The Political Economy of Market-Based Educational Policies: Race and Reform in Urban School Districts, 1915 to 2016. Review of Research in Education, 40(1), 250–297. doi:https://doi.org/10.3102/0091732X16681001.
- Holme, J.J.. & Diem, S.L.. (2015). Regional governance in education: A case study of the Metro Area Learning Community in Omaha, Nebraska. Peabody Journal of Education, 90(1), 156–177.
- Welton, A.J.., Diem, S.L.. & Holme, J.J.. (2015). Color conscious, cultural blindness: Suburban school districts and demographic change.. Education and Urban Society, 47(6), 695–722.
- Finnigan, K., Holme, J., Diem, S., Orfield, M., Luce, T., Hylton, N. & Matthis, A. (2015). Regional educational policy analysis: Rochester, Omaha, and Minneapolis' Inter-District Arrangements. Educational Policy, 29(5), 780–814.
- Holme, J., Diem, S. & Welton, A. (2014). Suburban school districts and demographic change: The technical, normative and political dimensions of response. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(1), 34–66.
- Holme, J.J.., Frankenberg, E.., Diem, S.L.. & Welton, A.J.. (2013). School choice in suburbia: The impact of choice policies on the potential for suburban integration.. Journal of School Choice, 7(2), 113–141.
- Vasquez Heilig, J.. & Holme, J.. (2013). Nearly 50-Years post-Jim Crow: Persisting and expansive school segregation for African American, Latina/o and ELL students in Texas. Education and Urban Society, 45(5), 609–632.
- Holme, J. (2013). Exit strategies: How low performing high schools respond to high school exit examination requirements.. Teachers College Record, 115(1).
- Holme, J., Carkhum, R. & Rangel, V. (2013). High pressure reform: Examining urban schools' response to multiple school choice policies. The Urban Review.
- Holme, J. & Finnigan, K. (2013). School diversity, school district fragmentation, and metropolitan policy. Teachers College Record, 115(11), 1–29.