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Jason LaTurner

BA 1991, Sociology

Director of Texas Comprehensive Center & Principal Technical Assistant Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Austin Texas

Jason LaTurner serves as Director of the Texas Comprehensive Center supporting projects in college and career readiness, school turnaround, educator effectiveness, and the scaling up of innovative approaches.
Jason’s expertise as an evaluation researcher and project manager includes more than 15 years of experience in scoping, assessing, and managing programs in educational and nonprofit settings. This experience ranges from pre-K to post-baccalaureate levels and includes designing and implementing both large- and small-scale evaluation studies. He has in-depth training and experience in quantitative and qualitative methodologies with considerable experience evaluating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs and teacher training and certification programs.

During his time at Purdue, Jason was a member of the Glee Club, was the President of his residence hall, and participated in Old Masters.