Jayson W. Richardson, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
Taylor Education Building, Room 248
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 379-9097 Phone
(859) 257-1015 Fax
Hello! I am Jayson W. Richardson. I am an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. I am also the Director of Online Teaching and Learning for the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. I 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, I 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, I 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.
I currently teach educational leadership, emerging technologies, and technology leadership at the graduate level. My 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. I am the co-chair of the Comparative and International Education Society's Information and Communication Technologies Special Interest Group (ICT4D SIG). I have 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.
My research, teaching, and service links global, cultural, and technological forces. My main areas of focus include:
School technology leadership
Leadership in international contexts
Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D)
I am a Director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Technology Leadership (CASTLE) at the University of Kentucky. CASTLE is the nation’s only center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. In addition to our highly-acclaimed School Technology Leadership graduate program, we also help other university educational leadership programs prepare technology-savvy school leaders and provide numerous resources for K-12 administrators and the faculty that prepare them.
For more information, see my Curriculum Vitae.