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Jenn Ayscue

Assistant Professor


Poe Hall 608D

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Dr. Jenn Ayscue is an assistant professor in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and in Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on school integration in K-12 schools and federal education policy. Her work on school integration examines trends, policies and practices that facilitate or constrain desegregation and integration efforts, and ways of remedying civil rights violations in education. Her research on federal policy examines equity and the Every Student Succeeds Act as well as the use of research in federal policymaking. Prior to joining the faculty at NCSU, Dr. Ayscue served as an American Educational Research Association Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate and as Research Director of The Initiative for School Integration at The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA, an MA from Stanford University, and a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught elementary school in East Palo Alto, California, and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Courses Taught

  • ELP 515  Education and Social Diversity
  • ED 730 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
  • ELP 756  Organizational Leadership and Management for School Leaders
  • ELP 753  Data Decision Making for School Administrators
  • ELP 795 Education and Civil Rights


PhD Urban Schooling University of California, Los Angeles 2016

MA Social Sciences in Education Stanford University 2006

BA Elementary Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2005