Jason is a PhD candidate in the College of Education Language, Educational Policy, and Equity program at Oregon State University. His research interest includes issues of access and equity in the context of higher education informed by race, gender, and the interconnectedness of other social identities. He serves as director of advancing academic equity initiatives, within the Educational Opportunities Program at Oregon State University.
For over a decade, Jason has facilitated training and professional development opportunities aimed at increasing individual and collective knowledge and understanding around topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and gender identity with a specific focus on masculinity. Jason has served in leadership capacities regionally, nationally, and internationally in a number of higher education professional associations, and has contributed to book chapters and articles related to diversity education.
Civically, Jason serves as the Vice President of the NAACP Corvallis-Albany branch, Board member for the City of Corvallis Imagine Corvallis Action Network (ICAN), Advisory Board member of the African American Youth Leadership Conference, and is on the executive leadership team of the Western Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.