Kathleen Ryan Jackson

Kathleen Ryan Jackson
Kathleen Ryan Jackson
Implementation Specialist
Sheryl-Mar South, Room 142
Campus Box 8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185


Kathleen Ryan Jackson, DEd, joined FPG and the NIRN team in September of 2014. She was drawn to the field of implementation science following her tenure in the field of PreK-12 education as a school administrator, student teacher supervisor, and special educator. Her work has focused on the interaction between student’s academic and behavioral success and the delivery of relevant, culturally responsive curriculum. Kathleen was the Outreach Coordinator for the Northwest PBIS Network and served as a coordinator for Oregon’s Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support System (EBISS) Initiative where she provided professional development and technical assistance to regional and district leadership teams through the use of the Active Implementation Frameworks (http://implementation.fpg.unc.edu/). Kathleen is passionate regarding the importance of developing a collective commitment to success through the development of leaders at all levels of a system. Throughout her career she has strived to ensure equitable systems of support for all students, parents, and staff.

Dr. Ryan Jackson received her Doctor of Education from the University of Oregon where she concentrated on applied research in real world settings. She is an Implementation Specialist with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Areas of Expertise:
Implementation Science
Systems Change
Professional Development
Technical Assistance
Evidence-Based Practices
Curriculum Vitae:
• EdD, Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership, University of Oregon
• MS, Special Education, University of Oregon
• BS, Psychology, University of Oregon