Texas Tech University

Jessica Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling

Email: jessica.gottlieb@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-5341

Office: Education 309

Dr. Jessica Gottlieb is an Assistant Professor in the department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling. She earned her doctorate in Policy Studies in Urban Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for STEM Education at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Gottlieb previously worked as a classroom teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Her research focuses on how educational policy can be used to increase access of high-quality STEM education opportunities. Her current projects include examining the effects of longitudinal professional development on STEM teachers' identity as teacher leaders, identifying factors related to student persistence in STEM occupations, and the use of accountability-based measures in STEM teacher preparation.

Dr. Jessica Gottlieb, Ph.D.


  • 2014 Ph.D., Policy Studies in Urban Education, University of Illinois at Chicago. 
  • 2008 M.A., Secondary Education, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2006, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise

  • STEM Education Policy
  • Teacher Professional Development/Teacher Leadership
  • Access in STEM Education


Selected Publications

Bulkley, K.E., & Gottlieb, J.J.* (Forthcoming).Policy Images of Teachers: How Influential Actors Construct Images of Teachers. Teachers College Record. *Both authors contributed equally to this paper.

Superfine, B.M., & Gottlieb, J.J. (2014). Teacher evaluation and collective bargaining: The new frontier of civil rights law. Michigan State Law Review, 2014(3), 737-788.

Superfine, B.M., Gottlieb, J.J., & Smylie, M.A. (2012). The expanding federal role in teacher workforce policy. Educational Policy, 26(1), 58-78.