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Jennifer A. Heissel
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-6397
Email: jaheisse (at)
PhD - Northwestern University, 2017
Human Development & Social Policy
MPP - Duke University, 2012
Social Policy
BA - University of Notre Dame, 2007
Economics & Sociology, magna cum laude
  • 2017 - present: Assistant Professor, GSBPP
  • 2007-2010, 2012: Analyst/Associate/Project Consultant, Huron Consulting Group Chicago, IL
  • 2011-2012: Consultant, New Teacher Center, Durham, NC
  • Economics, Labor economics, Applied econometrics
  • Economics of the family, Economics of education, Program evaluation, stress and sleep
  • American Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Association for Education Finance and Policy, Association for Psychological Science
  • Forthcoming Heissel, J. A., & Norris, S. Rise and shine: The effect of school start times on academic performance from childhood through puberty. Journal of Human Resources.
  • Forthcoming Heissel, J.A., Sharkey, P., Torrats-Espinosa, G., Grant, K.E., & Adam, E.K.Violence and vigilance: The acute effects of community violent crime on sleep and cortisol. Child Development.
  • Forthcoming Heissel, J.A., & Ladd, H. F. School turnaround in North Carolina: A regression discontinuity analysis. Economics of Education Review.
  • 2017 Heissel, J. A. Teenage motherhood and sibling outcomes. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 107(5), 633-637.
  • 2017 Heissel, J.A., Levy, D. J., & Adam, E.K. Stress, sleep, and performance on standardized tests: Understudied pathways to the achievement gap. AERA Open, 3(3), 1-17.
  • 2017 Tavernier, R., Heissel, J.A., Sladek, M.R., Grant, K.E., & Adam, E.K. Adolescents' technology and face-to-face time use predict objective sleep outcomes. Sleep Health. 3(4), 276-283.
  • 2016 Heissel, J. A. The relative benefits of live versus online delivery: Evidence from virtual Algebra I in North Carolina. Economics of Education Review, 53, 99-115.
  • 2016 Levy, D. J., Heissel, J. A., Richeson, J. A., & Adam, E. K. Psychological and biological responses to race-based social stress as pathways to disparities in educational outcomes. American Psychologist, 71, 455-473.
  • 2015 Adam, E. K., Heissel, J. A., Zeiders, K. H., Richeson J. A., Brodish, A., Ross, E. C., Ehrlich, K. B., Levy, D. J., Kemeny, M. E., Malanchuk, O., Peck, S., Fuller-Rowell, T. and Eccles, J. S. Developmental histories of perceived racial discrimination and diurnal cortisol profiles in adulthood: A 20-year prospective study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 279-291.
  • A complete list can be found here:

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