Ph.D., Columbia Univ. (2015)
M.A., Trinity College (2001)
B.A., Connecticut College (1996)
Diploma, Univ. of Connecticut (2003)
Jonathan Budd is a Visiting Lecturer in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric. A graduate of Connecticut College, Trinity College, the University of Connecticut, and Teachers College, Columbia University, Budd taught high school English in Connecticut for nineteen years, including at Joel Barlow High School, at which he also served as Co-Director of the Writing Center, a position in which he was responsible for individual student support services related to writing, school-wide writing and reading portfolio programs, and writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives. In 2015, he was appointed K-12 Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments for the Trumbull, CT, Public Schools.
Budd has served in various leadership capacities related to English education and school improvement. These include ongoing work for the Connecticut State Department of Education on curriculum development based on the Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national assessments of student writing and reading literacy, including assessment of students with significant cognitive disabilities. He has also participated in and led visit teams for the Tri-State Consortium, a partnership of high-performing public school districts in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey that seek to improve student performance to the highest levels. Budd's doctoral dissertation - "'Doing' Close Reading: Investigating Text Complexity and Text Difficulty in the Secondary Language Arts Context" - explored via protocol analysis and ethnographic investigation the reading of complex literary texts by tenth-grade students both in and out of the classroom context.