Jacob Leos-Urbel

Associate Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

Jacob Leos-Urbel is the Associate Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Claremont Graduate University, where he taught courses in child and youth policy, policy evaluation, and quantitative research methods. His research interests focus broadly on education, and on child and youth policy. He holds a master of public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a doctorate in public administration from New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service. At New York University, he was an Institute for Education Sciences Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellow, and conducted research at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy. Previously, Leos-Urbel worked with the Urban Institute, Abt Associates, The After-School Corporation, and the U.S. Peace Corps.