Jack C. Jorgensen is co-director of the new Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network), alongside Richard Halverson. Together, the two are leading an effort to facilitate new partnerships and mobilize information and products that will be exchanged between researchers, primary and secondary school educators, and educational organizations.
Since 2008, Jack has served as the Associate Dean for Partnerships and Outreach Services at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education. Prior to this appointment, Jack was employed for more than 20 years with the Madison Metropolitan School District, including 10 years as the Executive Director for the Department of Educational Services. Jack received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has presented at numerous national and state conferences on topics related to inclusive education, creating collaborative and culturally responsive schools, and addressing the disproportionate representation of students of color in special education. In his free time, he enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.