Jenny Rankin


  • Advanced Placement
  • Engagement
  • Gifted education
  • Data and statistics
  • Research and methodology
  • State of education
  • Academic standards
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher support
  • Teacher recruitment and retention

Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the Post Doc Masterclass at University of Cambridge once per year (as lecturer) but lives most of the year in California writing books for educators. Her 10 books relate to her specialties in sharing education research, gifted education, data and assessment, and teacher burnout. She has a Ph.D. in Education and served as a K-12 teacher, assistant principal, district administrator, and chief education & research officer. She is an active member of Mensa and serves on multiple advisory boards and panels. Dr. Rankin presents her research findings regularly, including regular presentations for organizations like the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and U.S. Department of Education, and she frequently presents internationally (e.g., her TED Talk at TEDxTUM). Her radio appearances include National Public Radio (NPR) and popular education broadcasts.