Jason W. Osborne, an accomplished scholar, teacher, and academic thought leader in higher education, has dedicated his career to serving the mission of higher education through entrepreneurial leadership, and as a faculty member he has worked to advance the fields of educational psychology, statistics, and quantitative research methods. His unique perspective, based on a diverse background and high-level positions within academia, has made him an influential figure in shaping the future of higher education.
As a professor and administrator, Osborne has held various prestigious positions at nationally-ranked institutions. In 2015, he was appointed Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he also held a professorship in applied statistics at the School of Mathematical Sciences and a secondary appointment in Public Health Science. In 2019, Osborne became Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs at Miami University. In this role, he implemented a transformative strategic plan, positioning the institution for future success with a modern curriculum, welcoming environment, and enhanced support for students, faculty, and staff.
Osborne’s commitment to world-class research has not gone unnoticed. In 2021 and 2023, Stanford University named him one of the top 2% researchers worldwide, highlighting his impact on a generation of learners. Currently, Osborne teaches and publishes on data analysis “best practices” in quantitative and applied research methods. He has served as a consultant and evaluator on research projects across various sectors, including public education, instructional technology, healthcare, medicine, and business.
As the founding editor of Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, Osborne has played a significant role in shaping the field. He has also served on the editorial boards of several other journals, such as Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation. Osborne’s research interests extend to identification with academics and issues related to social justice and diversity.
An accomplished author, Osborne has written seven books covering a wide range of topics in statistics, measurement, and quantitative research methods, including logistic regression, linear modeling, exploratory factor analysis, best practices in modern research methods, data cleaning, and more. His expertise and passion for education have made him a valued collaborator and faculty colleague, and an invaluable asset to the academic community.
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