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Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
One Drexel Plaza

Program Affiliation:

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management, Online
Global & International Education
Certificate in Educational 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, Associate Professor, September 2014 - present
  • Drexel University, Associate Clinical Professor, September 2013 - August 2014
  • Stanford University, Assistant Professor, January 2006 - August 2013


  • 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.