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Jeremy D. Finn

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership and Policy

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Areas of expertise: Class size, student engagement, drop-out prevention, at-risk students, student suspensions, school security measures, quantitative methods to study K-12 policy issues

Jeremy D. Finn, PhD, a national education expert, uses quantitative research methods to study policy issues related to K-12 education. He investigates topics including the effect of class size on learning, academic performance, graduation rates and future employment. Finn was a principal investigator in the largest randomized study done on class size in American education. The landmark longitudinal study of 12,000 students started in 1985 and is ongoing, with researchers assessing whether there is a connection between class size and other life characteristics such as employment and mortality rates. Finn, who serves as associate dean for research in UB’s Graduate School of Education, has held research fellowships at the National Research Council, Educational Testing Service and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.


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