Jijun Zhang

Principal Research Analyst

Jijun Zhang is a principal research analyst at AIR with expertise in statistical analysis of large-scale complex survey data utilizing advanced statistical analysis techniques.

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Dr. Zhang's current responsibilities include managing the task of the Statistical Standards Program, developing, analyzing, and writing topical and annual reports for the Annual Reports Division of National Center for Educational Statistics. She was also a fellow with the Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership.

Dr. Zhang’s research has focused on teacher quality, teacher unions, teacher retention, and the economics of schooling through applying quantitative methods, such as multi-level modeling and quasi-experimental designs.

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Ph.D., Education Policy Studies, University of Maryland; M.A., School Administration, Murray State University; B.A., English for Science, Shandong University of Technology, China