Hello, I’m Dr. Zane Wubbena. I’m a data scientist at the Texas Education Agency, where I apply quantitative reasoning and data science principles and methods to the development of a new compliance monitoring system for special populations in Texas.
I completed my PhD in School Improvement (Quantitative Methods) at Texas State University, where I received the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. I also served as a Gabriela Mistral Scholar, where I traveled and studied student protests in Chile as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. My dissertation examined how the news media frames education policy issues related to both Chile and the United States. My research interests include data/statistical literacy, statistical programming (SAS, R, Python, and SQL), research methods, cognition, framing theory, and education policy. My peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals like Kappa Delta Pi Record, Policy Futures in Education, Journal of Critical Educational Policy Studies, Critical Education, Learning and Individual Differences, Issues in Teacher Education, Journal of Educational Administration, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, International Journal of Medical Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, and The SoJo Journal.
My service to the scholarly community includes serving as website director for the John Dewey Society, education editor for the journal Cogent Education, and associate editors for both Dewey Studies and The Journal of School & Society.
Have a question or want to chat, send me an email zwubbena[@]gmail.com.