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Jenny Grant Rankin

Lecturer/Author/Educator
U.S. Department of State (Fulbright Specialist Program) & Mensa

Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin is a Fulbright Specialist for the US Department of State who has taught at University of Cambridge (as lecturer for the Post Doc Masterclass), TED, & other venues. She has two doctorates (PhD & LHD) & has delivered 200+ keynotes & lectures. She has written 12 books, 145+ papers, & for her Psychology Today column. The American flag was once flown over the Capitol Building / White House in honor of Dr. Rankin. Complete CV: at www.jennyrankin.com/bio.

Biography

Award-winning educator Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin is a Fulbright Specialist with the U.S. Department of State who has taught the Post Doc Masterclass at University of Cambridge, England (as visiting lecturer) in previous years and writes books relating to data, education, teacher burnout, gifted education, and sharing one's research and expertise with the world. She has 2 doctorates: a Ph.D. in Education from Northcentral University, as well as an honorary doctorate L.H.D. from University of LaVerne. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio from University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as numerous education certifications and credentials. Dr. Rankin has served as an award-winning K-12 teacher, teacher on special assignment, assistant principal / school administrator, school district administrator, and chief education & research officer (of Illuminate Education).

Dr. Rankin presents her research findings and expertise regularly. Her many media appearances include NBC News, National Public Radio (NPR), O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post (HuffPost), The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA), The San Diego Union Tribune, The Orange County Register, countless commendations in the media, and congressional testimonies to inform legislation.

She has delivered 184 keynotes and other presentations at 61 different venues in 7 countries, for organizations like the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and U.S. Department of Education, and she frequently presents internationally (e.g., her TED Talk at TEDxTUM).  She also presents at mainstream events, such as serving as a panelist (on a Mensa panel concerning science and research) at Comic-Con.

In addition to her 12 books, Dr. Rankin's 130 papers and articles have appeared in 38 different publications, including Psychology Today (for which she writes an ongoing column), EdSurge, Education Week, Educational Leadership, Los Angeles Times, Mensa Bulletin and other magazines and journals. Dr. Rankin is an active member of Mensa (serving as Coordinator of the Mensa Gifted Youth Program in Orange County) and many educational organizations, and she serves on multiple advisory boards.

Dr. Rankin’s many honors include winning Teacher of the Year and being honored multiple times by the U.S. White House for her contributions to education (for example, the American flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Dr. Rankin and her dedication to students). Details on Dr. Rankin's specific accomplishments follow in her CV (www.JennyRankin.com/bio).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    sharing research/information/knowledge, education, educational technology (edtech), data, data use, data visualation, school culture, presentation skills, writing strategies, gifted and talented education, differentiation, leadership, engagement, rigor, working with the media, education career advancement

Personal Interests

    hiking, reading, writing, history, fantasy novels, travel, fitness, nutrition, dogs, humor/comedy, design, drawing, building

Websites

Books

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Articles

Articles, Books, Journals Papers, Etc.

FOR MOST CURRENT INFO, VISIT www.JennyRankin.com/publications


Published: May 16, 2018 by Articles, Books, Journals Papers, Etc.
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Mass Communications, Information Science, Communication Studies, Media Communication

For the most current articles, books, journals papers, etc., visit www.JennyRankin.com/publications.

Mensa Oracle

GATE’s Embarrassing Secret


Published: Aug 01, 2017 by Mensa Oracle
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2016, August). GATE’s Embarrassing Secret. Mensa Oracle, 46(2), 6.

Psychology Today

The teacher burnout epidemic (Part 2 of 2)


Published: Jan 30, 2017 by Psychology Today
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2017, January 30). The teacher burnout epidemic (Part 2 of 2). Psychology Today. Retrieved from www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201702/the-teacher-burnout-epidemic-part-2-2

Education Week

Response: Challenging moments in teaching


Published: Jan 07, 2017 by Education Week
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2017, January 7). Response from Jenny Grant Rankin. In L. Ferlazzo (Ed.), Response: Challenging moments in teaching. Education Week. Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2017/01/response_challenging_moments_in_teaching.html?r=195374145

Universal Journal of Educational Research

Data systems and reports as active participants in data interpretation


Published: Dec 01, 2016 by Universal Journal of Educational Research
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. (2016). Data systems and reports as active participants in data interpretation. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(11), 2493 - 2501. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.04110

Psychology Today

The Teacher Burnout Epidemic (Part 1 of 2)


Published: Nov 16, 2016 by Psychology Today
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2016, November 16). The Teacher Burnout Epidemic (Part 1 of 2). Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201611/the-teacher-burnout-epidemic-part-1-

Psychology Today

Gifted programs’ embarrassing secret: Changes are needed to achieve fair inclusi


Published: Aug 10, 2016 by Psychology Today
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2016, August 10). Gifted programs’ embarrassing secret: Changes are needed to achieve fair inclusion. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201608/gifted-programs-embarrassing-secret

Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa

Over-the-counter data: The heroics of creating easily interpreted information


Published: Aug 01, 2016 by Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2016, August). Over-the-counter data: The heroics of creating easily interpreted information. Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa, 597(2016), 22-26.

GALA Journal: A Journal of the Gender in Literacy and Life Assembly, 21(2015)

Using data to avoid gender disparity in English-Language Arts classroom


Published: Dec 01, 2015 by GALA Journal: A Journal of the Gender in Literacy and Life Assembly, 21(2015)
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J. G. (2015, December 15). Using data to avoid gender disparity in English-Language Arts classroom. In K. Macro (Ed.), GALA Journal: A Journal of the Gender in Literacy and Life Assembly, 21(2015), 43-49.

The Women in Literacy and Life Assembly (WILLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Journal

Data helps educators target gender issues if the data is poised to be understood


Published: Nov 01, 2015 by The Women in Literacy and Life Assembly (WILLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Journal
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J. G. (2015). Data helps educators target gender issues if the data is poised to be understood. In K. Macro (Ed.), The Women in Literacy and Life Assembly (WILLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Journal. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

ASCD’s Educational Leadership

Data report design makes or breaks data use: Evaluate your data system’s ability


Published: Nov 01, 2015 by ASCD’s Educational Leadership
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J. G. (2015, November). Data report design makes or breaks data use: Evaluate your data system’s ability to communicate effectively. Educational Leadership, 73(3), 5.

EdCircuit

Who is really responsible for bad data use?


Published: May 04, 2015 by EdCircuit
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2015, May 4). Who is really responsible for bad data use? EdCircuit. Retrieved from http://www.edcircuit.com/who-is-really-responsible-for-bad-data-use/

Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2015(1)

Research on implementing big data: Technology, people, & processes


Published: Mar 02, 2015 by Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2015(1)
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J., Johnson, M., & Dennis, R. (2015, March 2). Research on implementing big data: Technology, people, & processes. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2015(1). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Ed-Fi Alliance Blog

Three ways data helps educators prepare for the first day of school


Published: Aug 24, 2014 by Ed-Fi Alliance Blog
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, August 24). Three ways data helps educators prepare for the first day of school. Ed-Fi Alliance Blog. Retrieved from http://www.ed-fi.org/blog/2014/08/three-ways-data-helps-educators-prep-first-day-school/

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub

Make the most of student data


Published: Jul 31, 2014 by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, July 31). Make the most of student data. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=120

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub

Make student data over-the-counter


Published: Jul 25, 2014 by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, July 25). Make student data over-the-counter. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/explore/ArticleDetail?articleid=122

EdSurge (funded by The Washington Post)

When data systems actively support data analysis


Published: Jun 28, 2014 by EdSurge (funded by The Washington Post)
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, June 28). When data systems actively support data analysis. EdSurge. Retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-06-28-when-data-systems-actively-support-data-analysis

Edtech Women

Changing the ratio: Career girls to code girls


Published: Jun 10, 2014 by Edtech Women
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Sociology & Social Policy

Rankin, J. G. (2014, June 10). Changing the ratio: Career girls to code girls. Edtech Women. Retrieved from http://edtechwomen.com/blog/2014/5/14/fww9tk56762b0iymenhf4vqyg9smaz

OnCUE Journal

Universal design for educators, too


Published: Jun 01, 2014 by OnCUE Journal
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J. G. (2014, Summer). Universal design for educators, too. OnCUE Journal, (36)2, 22-23.

EdTech Review

Over-the-counter data: Don’t swallow anything without a label


Published: May 22, 2014 by EdTech Review
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, May 22). Over-the-counter data: Don’t swallow anything without a label. EdTech Review. Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/1200-over-the-counter-data-don-t-swallow-anything-without-a-label

Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2014(1)

Reporting data with “over-the-counter” data analysis supports improves educators


Published: Mar 17, 2014 by Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2014(1)
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Communication Studies

Rankin, J. (2014, March 17). Reporting data with “over-the-counter” data analysis supports improves educators’ data analyses. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2014(1), 900-911. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

eSchool News

Better data use requires better data systems


Published: Jan 07, 2014 by eSchool News
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2014, January 7). Better data use requires better data systems. eSchool News. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/01/07/better-data-systems-345/?

CCNews: Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education

Remedying educators’ data analysis errors with over-the-counter data.


Published: Dec 01, 2013 by CCNews: Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2013, December/Winter). Remedying educators’ data analysis errors with over-the-counter data. CCNews: Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education, 24(4), 14-21. San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap Press.

Edtech Women

Pushing edtech’s responsibility to communicate feedback effectively


Published: Oct 25, 2013 by Edtech Women
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2013, October 25). Pushing edtech’s responsibility to communicate feedback effectively. Edtech Women. Retrieved from http://edtechwomen.com/blog-archive/2013/10/25/pushing-edtechs-responsibility-to-communicate-feedback-effectively

Edtech Women

Nine ways we edtech women can lean in


Published: Oct 24, 2013 by Edtech Women
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Business, Management and Accounting, Sociology

Rankin, J. G. (2013, October 24). Nine ways we edtech women can lean in. Edtech Women. Retrieved from http://edtechwomen.com/blog/2013/10/25/nine-ways-weedtechwomen-can-lean-in.

EdSurge (funded by The Washington Post)

What data reporting systems can learn from medicine labeling


Published: Jun 03, 2013 by EdSurge (funded by The Washington Post)
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2013, June 3). What data reporting systems can learn from medicine labeling. EdSurge. Retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-06-03-opinion-what-data-reporting-systems-can-learn-from-medicine-labeling

Edukwest

Over-the-counter data is the next frontier for data in edtech


Published: May 02, 2013 by Edukwest
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2013, May 2). Over-the-counter data is the next frontier for data in edtech. Edukwest. Retrieved from http://www.edukwest.com/over-the-counter-data-is-the-next-frontier-for-data-in-edtech/

Edtech Women

Edtech women and the birth of an industry


Published: Apr 21, 2013 by Edtech Women
Authors: Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Subjects: Education, Business, Management and Accounting, Sociology

Rankin, J. G. (2013, April 21). Edtech women and the birth of an industry. Edtech Women. Retrieved from http://edtechwomen.com/blog/2013/8/23/the-birth-of-an-industry

Photos

News

FOR MOST CURRENT INFO, VISIT www.JennyRankin.com/bio

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Communication Studies, Education, Information Science, Mass Communications, Media Communication, Media, Journalism and Communications, Other

For the most current news of any kind (media appearances, etc.), visit www.JennyRankin.com/bio.

From Hermione to Iron Man: A character study of gifted kids’ overexcitabilities

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2017, February 2). From Hermione to Iron Man: A character study of gifted kids’ overexcitabilities. Fractus Learning. Retrieved from www.fractuslearning.com/2017/02/06/gifted-kids-overexcitability-study

Teacher Burnout Article in Psychology Today: Part 2

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2017, January 30). The teacher burnout epidemic (Part 2 of 2). Psychology Today. Retrieved from www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201702/the-teacher-burnout-epidemic-part-2-2

Teacher Burnout vs. Data System

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Rankin, J. G. (2016, December 9). Teacher Burnout vs. Data System. Illuminate Blog. Retrieved from www.illuminateed.com/blog/2016/12/teacher-burnout-vs-data-system/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=121416blogteachburnout

Teacher Burnout Article in Psychology Today

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education, Psychology, Work & Organizational Psychology

Visit https://authors.taylorandfrancis.com/dashboard#!h_uri=%2Fnews%2Fadd&h_te=YWpheEJvZHlDb250YWluZXI%3D for the author's Psychology Today article on the teacher burnout epidemic. This article references statistics from the book First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).

Mensa's Cover Story

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Dr. Rankin is honored to have her data article selected as the cover story for this month's issue of Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa. Here's the online version: https://medium.com/@americanmensa/over-the-counter-data-c98622f74c90#.c2xro58wf

Interview: Educators Lead (Podcast)

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Educators Lead (www.educatorslead.com) is a wonderful resource for teachers and administrators wanting to grow their careers and/or their leadership. In this interview by Jay Willis of Educators Lead, Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin talks about her books, leadership, and how data can be made "over-the-counter" and thus easy for educators to use.

TED Talk at TEDxTUM

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education, Information Science, Other

Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate data so it can be understood. Dr. Rankin believes that “when we’re fluent in visualizing our ideas, we can communicate them across global boundaries, across spoken language barriers, and across other obstacles thrown in our paths.” In her talk, she illustrates how heroes effectively used data to communicate various messages and tells us about how we can communicate data more effectively by making data over-the-counter.

View the Talk at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Why-data-should-be-over-the-cou.

Quoted in Article on Gifted Students

By: Jenny Grant Rankin
Subjects: Education

Dr. Rankin is honored to be featured in Amy Azzam's article: Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/apr16/vol58/num04/Six-Strategies-for-Challenging-Gifted-Learners.aspx.

Videos

TED Talk at TEDxTUM: Why Data Should Be Over-the-Counter

Published: Oct 24, 2015

Design lets us communicate data so it can be understood. In Dr. Rankin's TED talk, she illustrates how heroes effectively used data to communicate various messages and tells us about how we can communicate data more effectively by making data over-the-counter.