Jayson W. Richardson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Educational Leadership Studies
111 Dickey Hall
Universityof Kentucky 

Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 379-9097 Phone
Skype: jaysonrichardson


Hello! I am Jayson W. Richardson. I am an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies 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 research methods, 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 served as the co-chair of the Comparative and International Education Society's Information and Communication Technologies Special Interest Group (ICT4D SIG) for nearly a decade.


I am the co-editor of the Journal of Educational Administration. 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)

  • International development

  • Comparative education


I am a Director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Technology Leadership (CASTLE)CASTLE is the nation’s only center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators. 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. I also serve as the UCEA Associate Director of Program Centers. 

For more information, see my Curriculum Vitae.


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