Jayson W. Richardson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Educational Leadership Studies
Taylor Education Building, Room 151G
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 379-9097 Phone
(859) 257-1015 Fax
Skype: jaysonrichardson


Jayson Richardson is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky.  He is also the Director of Online Teaching and Learning for the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in mathematics education with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After teaching mathematics on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in inner-city Indianapolis, he attended Indiana University–Bloomington and earned a Master’s of Science degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on international and intercultural education. After living in London for a few years and extensive global travel, he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a focus on comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


He currently teaches educational leadership, emerging technologies, and technology leadership at the graduate level. His research and teaching focus on how digital technologies can be used across the globe to create opportunities for individuals and to increase intercultural understanding between individuals. He is the co-chair of the Comparative and International Education Society's Information and Communication Technologies Special Interest Group (ICT4D SIG). He has written or co-authored articles in the following journals: Comparative Education Review, Educational Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Education and Development using ICT,Information Technology for International Development, Journal of International Development,Journal of School Leadership, Review of Policy Research, and The Teacher Educator.


His research, teaching, and service links global, cultural, and technological forces. His main areas of focus include:

  • School technology leadership

  • Leadership in international contexts

  • Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D)

  • International development

  • Comparative education

For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.


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