Jason Reece is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. He is also a contributor to diversitydatakids.org, a project of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
He contributed to the design of the first Child Opportunity Index. More recently, he assisted in researching novel practices in utilizing neighborhood data tools to support child development. His research, teaching and professional experience focuses on social equity in city planning, fair housing, health equity and asset-based community development.
Reece was formerly the senior associate director and director of research for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. He holds a doctorate in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Miami in geography and urban and regional planning.