J Jacob Kirksey

Consulting and Partnerships

In 2023, Dr. Kirksey and colleagues formed Data for Education Evaluation & Policy (DEEP) Dive, where their mission is to empower educators, administrators, and policymakers with the insights they need to make informed decisions and drive positive outcomes for students. DEEP Dive associates recognize the pivotal role that data plays in shaping educational strategies. Their experts seamlessly integrate cutting-edge technology with profound domain knowledge to transmute raw data into actionable intelligence. Whether the focus is on teacher retention, student performance, attendance trends, resource allocation, or demographic patterns, they embark on a deep dive into the data, unearthing invaluable insights that catalyze meaningful change.


Jacob has extensive experience working with school districts, nonprofit organizations, and universities across the U.S. He has led multiple research teams hired to conduct program evaluations and assist administrators with building capacity to better understand and analyze large datasets. With significant experience in working with large, complex datasets, Jacob’s analytic skills can serve as an asset to any research-driven organization.

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