Jill Bowdon is a principal researcher at AIR. Dr. Bowdon has extensive training in statistical methods appropriate for making causal inferences, including experimental design and quasi-experimental methods. Altogether, she has 10 years of experience performing education research. Dr. Bowdon is a lead analyst for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest and for the REL Northeast and Islands, research centers funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). In her role as lead analyst, Dr. Bowdon assists with research design and analysis of experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational data.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Bowdon was an Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral training fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bowdon earned her Ph.D. from the Sociology Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was also an IES Pre-doctoral training fellow. She started her career as a fourth-grade teacher.
Ph.D. and M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Sociology/Anthropology, Earlham College