Jenny Gutbezahl, PhD

Research and Evaluation Lead, True Impact

Jenny Gutbezahl has a PhD in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with a minor in quantitative research methods. She taught social psychology at the Harvard Extension School for several semesters in the early 2000s. She has worked in a variety of socially relevant areas of research including education, the arts, homelessness, and human rights. She has conducted research for such organizations as NASA's Space Science Enterprise, National Public Radio, the National Basketball Association, and the Ig Nobel Awards committee.

In addition to teaching at the Extension School, she is course manager for the business analytics part of HBX CORe, the online offering from Harvard Business School.

As a statistics professor, she wants her students to be discerning consumers and creators of quantitative research. As such, she emphasizes an understanding of experimental design, ethical use of statistics, and methods for choosing appropriate analyses for the research question under consideration and the data available.


  • PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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