Jacob Leos-Urbel Bio

Jacob Leos-Urbel is an Assistant Professor in Public Policy, who teaches public policy courses in the Department of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University.  His research interests focus broadly on education, and child and youth policy.  Dr. Leos-Urbel’s current research evaluates the effectiveness of policies that aim to promote children’s education and development while operating outside of the traditional school classroom, including after-school programs, summer youth employment, and school meals.  He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a PhD in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service. At NYU, he was an Institute for Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) Fellow, and conducted research at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy.  Previously, Dr. Leos-Urbel worked with the Urban Institute, Abt Associates, The After-School Corporation (TASC), and the US Peace Corps.