Jayson Richardson

Professor & Department Chair, University of Denver

Jayson is full professor and Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in mathematics education with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After teaching mathematics on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in inner-city Indianapolis, he attended Indiana University–Bloomington and earned a Master’s of Science degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on international and intercultural education. After living in London for a few years and extensive global travel, he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a focus on comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 

Jayson currently teaches research methods, educational leadership, emerging technologies, and technology leadership at the graduate level. His research is focused on modern digital technologies and understanding their impact on school leadership, school transformation, innovation, and educational decision-making. His primary interest is exploring how school administrators lead technology-suffused, innovative learning organizations that prepare students to be future-ready for an ever-expanding digital world. This has led him to carry out research efforts in a variety of settings.