Jayson W Richardson

Professor; Department Chair

  • Faculty


Deeper learning; Digital innovation; Technology in less developed countries

Professional Biography

I am a professor and Department Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. I 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, I 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, I 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.

My research is focused on modern digital technologies and understanding their impact on school leadership, school transformation, innovation, and deeper learning. My 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 me to carry out research efforts in a variety of settings.

I am the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Administration. I have written or co-authored articles in the following journals: Comparative Education Review, Educational Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, Information Technology for International Development, Journal of International Development, Journal of School Leadership, Review of Policy Research, and The Teacher Educator.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • University Council for Educational Administration

Featured Publications

Richardson, J. W., Bathon, J., & McLeod, S. (2021). Leadership for deeper learning: Facilitating school innovation and transformation. New York: Routledge.
Horsford, S. D., Mountford, M., & Richardson, J. W. (2021). Community relationships. In C. Tienken (Ed.), The American superintendent 2020 decennial study (pp. 65-78). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.