Jacob Easley II, Ph.D.


Graduate School of Education

Jacob Easley

Areas of Expertise

Educational policy and politics, school leadership, accountability, minority teacher recruitment and development, and school effectiveness


Dr. Easley previously served as dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he strengthened a multitude of academic programs departments and collaborated with leadership to promote quality undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. He also chaired the Education Division at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.


Dr. Easley earned his PhD in Educational Leadership (Curriculum and Supervision) from the Pennsylvania State University, an MA in Applied Linguistics/English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Morehouse College. He also holds a graduate certificate in Educational Administration from Georgia State University.

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