T. Jameson Brewer, Ph.D.

Educator, Researcher, Author

"He who dares not offend cannot be honest"

                                               ~ Thomas Paine


Jameson earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was also named as the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Student by the Education Alumni Association. He earned a M.S. in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education from Valdosta State University. He previously worked as a high school history teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and was a Fellow at the Edward E. Ford Foundation.  His research focuses on the impact of marketization and privatization on public education and educator preparation by way of school vouchers, charter schools, and Teach For America. He is the 2015-2016 Richard E. and Ann M. O'Leary Fellow and serves at the Forum on the Future of Public Education.


​His work has been published in Educational Studies, the Peabody Journal of Education, Critical Education, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Critical Questions in Education, the International Journal of Play, the National Education Policy Center, Harvard University's Scholars Strategy Network, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and The Progressive Magazine.  He is co-editor of the book Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Peter Lang, 2015) that has been featured in stories at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, AlterNet, The Daily Beast, JacobinNonProfit Quarterly, Atlanta Backstar, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Esther Cepeda's nationally syndicated column, and on NPR.


Jameson is an adjunct instructor at DePaul University and a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois where he has been ranked as "Outstanding" by his students through the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.