Jeremy Martin

Jeremy’s research explores the role of venture philanthropy in K-12 education. More specifically, he is interested in the role of philanthropic organizations that are founded by or led by people of color. Using political science as a disciplinary framework, his work explores the relationship between institutions and ideologies, investigates elite advocacy in K-12 education settings, and probes the role of Black and Latino/a educational entrepreneurs.

His past research projects include a review of parent education program implementation in Los Angeles; a review of culturally responsive and mastery-based education practices in New York City; and a comparative study of educational policy between Norway and the United States. Currently, Jeremy is a research consultant with New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.

Jeremy’s research has been published by the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness and has been presented at national, peer-reviewed conferences, including the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting; the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting; and the University Council for Educational Administrator’s annual meeting.

Prior to graduate study, Jeremy worked as a nonprofit professional at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., and was a volunteer educator working with youth in long-term confinement in North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from Columbia University.

Specializations and Interests

Philanthropy & Education; Politics of Education; Black Political Thought; Mixed-Methods Research; Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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MA, Education Policy, Columbia University

BA, Political Science and African American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae

Jeremy Martin CV