Jennifer Jellison Holme
Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Planning


  • Race and diversity
  • School reform

Jennifer Jellison Holme is an associate professor of educational policy and planning in the department of educational administration at The University of Texas at Austin. Holme’s research focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy with a particular focus on the relationship among school reform, equity and diversity in schools. She specifically seeks to understand how patterns of racial and ethnic stratification in both schools and communities shape opportunities, experiences and outcomes for students. She also studies market-based reforms, including school choice policy, as well as high stakes testing policy. She received her doctorate in education policy from UCLA, her master’s degree in administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and her bachelor’s in sociology from UCLA. Holme’s work has been published in Teachers College Record, the American Educational Research Journal, the Review of Educational Research, and the Harvard Educational Review. Holme is also co-author of “Both Sides Now: The Story of Desegregation’s Graduates,” published in 2009 by University of California Press.