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Jennifer Adams, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
One Drexel Plaza
Room 136

Program Affiliation:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management
M.S., Global & International Education
Certificate, Education Policy


Ed.D., Harvard University
M.Ed., Harvard University
B.A., Colgate University

Research Interests:

  • Comparative and international education
  • Poverty and education
  • Educational inequality
  • Educational policy
  • Quantitative methods
  • Survey research methods
  • Chinese education and society
  • Child welfare
  • Migration
  • Sociology of education

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University (2014-present)
    Associate Professor
  • Drexel University (2013-2014)
    Associate Clinical Professor
  • Stanford University (2006-13)
    Assistant Professor


  • Davidson, Shannon and Jennifer Adams. (2013) “Adversity and internalizing problems among adolescents in rural China: the protective roles of parental and teacher support,” International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(6): 530-541.
  • Chen, Shuang, Jennifer Adams, Zhiyong Qu, Xiaohua Wang, Li, Chen. (2013) “Parental migration status and academic engagement in China: the role of parental and teacher support,” International Review of Education, 59(6): 693-722.
  • Yiu, Lisa and Jennifer Adams. (2013) “Reforming Rural Education: Understanding Teacher Expectations for Rural Youth,” The China Quarterly, 216: 993-1017.