Welcome to my About Me page! My name is Jen S. Dean and I am a graduate student in the Educational Statistics and Research Methods program at the University of Arkansas. My research interests combine educational reform, sociological studies and the use of statistical data to foster creative solutions in response to obstacles facing students and educators today. I also focus on educational reform realized through external organizations addressing the challenges presented by generational poverty and large minority populations. With a background in non-profit administration and education, I seek to examine the question of whether organizations outside of the traditional school system can effectively supplement schools to meet and exceed the needs of underserved youth populations. For more details about my skills, education and work experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
Outside of my professional endeavors, I devote my time to a variety of activities and interests. I serve on the One Book, One Community committee hosted by the University of Arkansas. Additionally, I started Bibliophiles, a local book club that meets every three weeks at the Fayetteville Public Library. I am an avid reader of The New York Times, GOOD magazine, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books. I am apt to devour any and all books related to modern art, mid-century design and neuroscience. I shoot with a Leica and I carry a tiny notebook with me everywhere.
For more information about me, visit my website at www.JenSDean.com.