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JJ Gregg

PhD Student

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Undergraduate Institution and Major:
Xavier University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2007

Graduate Institution and Major:
University of Notre Dame, Master of Education, 2009

Research Interests:
JJ Gregg researches education policy and administration. Gregg is particularly interested in factors affecting teacher labor markets and equitable distribution of effective teaching talent. Gregg also studies the impact that the rise of big data and the explosion of EdTech companies is having on educational governance and student outcomes.

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • National Trainer, Kagan Cooperative Learning Professional Development, 2015-present
  • Science Teacher, Center City Public Charter School Capitol Hill Campus, 2018-2019
  • Academic Dean and Science Faculty, Archbishop Carroll High School, 2007-2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professional Specialist for Alliance for Catholic Education M.Ed, University of Notre Dame, 2015-2016


Funded Appointments:
Teaching Assistant – Writing and Communications in Public Affairs

Conference Presentations:
John J. Gregg, and Richard J. Mullins, “Synthesis of lasiol via stereoselective 1,4- conjugate addition,” 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting: Chicago, IL, USA, 2007.

Selected Publications:

  • Emily E. Wilding, John J. Gregg and Richard J. Mullins, “Conjugate Addition of Crotylstannane: Synthesis of (-)Lasiol,” Synlett, 2010, 793–795.
  • Richard J. Mullins, John J. Gregg, and George A. Hamilton, “Luche Reduction,” In Name Reactions for FunctionalGroup Transformations; Li, J. J. Ed.; Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2007, 112–122.

Honors & Awards:

  • Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education, 2016
  • Archbishop Carroll High School Veteran Teacher of the Year, 2012/2013 school year
  • Air Force Associations STEM Teacher Distinguished Service Award, 2012
  • Griffin Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, June 2011
  • Archdiocese of Washington Golden Apple Award Nominee, 2010 & 2011
  • Archbishop Carroll High School New Teacher of the Year, 2008/2009 school year
  • Xavier University Fr. Francis J. Finn, SJ Award-2007
  • Xavier University President's Award for Excellence in Leadership-2007

Research Advisors:
Stéphane Lavertu

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
COVID-19
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
COVID-19
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
Economics
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
COVID-19
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.