Jay P. Greene, Ph.D.

Jay P. Greene, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Education Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Education

Jay P. Greene is a senior research fellow in The Heritage Foundation's Center for Education Policy.

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Jay P. Greene is a senior research fellow in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation. At Heritage, Jay conducts and disseminates research on the key issues facing education today, including the cultural, civic, and economic implications of how education systems are designed and implemented.

He is one of the country’s leading experts on education policy, with highly influential research on a broad range of topics—from the effects of expanding school choice and how education shapes character and values to the misuse of social science research in policy debates. In addition to authoring dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals and writing or editing four books, including the best-selling Education Myths, Greene’s research on school choice was also cited four times in the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

Jay comes to Heritage from the University of Arkansas, where he served as Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Reform, which he founded and led for 16 years.

Greene received his B.A. in history from Tufts University and earned his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.