Media Appearances

Award-winning educator, author, and speaker Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. is regularly interviewed and featured on radio (like NPR), podcasts, webcasts, publications, videos, and other media. Her many media appearances include NBC News, National Public Radio (NPR), O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post (HuffPost), The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA), countless commendations in the media, serving as panelist at events like Comic-Con, and congressional testimonies to inform legislation.

Below you will find details on Dr. Rankin's:

Event appearances, like when Dr. Rankin served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mensa, Comic-Con, and others, are on the Speeches page. You might also visit Dr. Rankin's bio/CV for details on her own publications, speeches, awards, etc.

Media Appearances

June TBA, 2019

Reader’s Digest (Interview)

  • Title: TBA

  • Interviewer: Charlotte Andersen

  • Interview: TBA

June 7, 2019

U.S. News & World Report (Interview)

May 30, 2019

Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA) (Interview)

May 30, 2019

Fupping (Author and Blog Made List of Blogs to Improve Molding Young Minds)

June 3, 2019

O: The Oprah Magazine (Interview)

May 5, 2019

Newsweek (Author and Book Made List of Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas)

April 25, 2019

The Washington Post (Interview)

April 23, 2019

Good Housekeeping (Interview)

April 17, 2019

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference (Book Signing)

  • Event: Book Launch and Book Signing

  • Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Event Information:

April 8, 2019

Good Housekeeping (Interview)

March 27, 2019

NBC News (Interview)

March 23, 2019

Huffington Post (HuffPost) (Interview)

March 22, 2019

IGI Global Newsroom (Interview)

February 3-23, 2019

Light Your Fire Summit (Video Interview)


January 5, 2019

BAM! Radio (Live Radio Interview)


November 26, 2018

Personalizing Thought Leadership (Interview)

September 26, 2018

American Educational Research Association (AERA) (Interview)


June 8, 2018

National Public Radio (NPR)

  • Show: NPR Business

  • Host: Charlotte Norsworthy


May 29, 2018

BAM! Radio (Documentary Video)

  • Title: IQ & Success

  • Producer: Charlie Tuong


may 12, 2018

BAM! Radio (Live Radio Interview)


march 7, 2018

Co-moderating #EdutopiaChat (Scheduled Twitter Chat)


February 26, 2018

Moderating #admin2b (Scheduled Twitter Chat)


February 13, 2018

Illuminate Education Equity & Access Series (Video)


February 10, 2018

Laguna Beach Unified School District (Video)


November 19, 2017

On the Right Road (Radio Interview)


October 26, 2017

Connected Intelligence (Podcast)


July 17, 2017

The Teaching Well (Interview)


June 25, 2017

National Public Radio (NPR)


May 6, 2017

Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Annual Conference (Author Event)


march 25, 2017

ASCD Empower17 Conference (Author Event)


February 23, 2017

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (Podcast)


November 26, 2016

Teaching Traveling (Interview)


November 1, 2016

ASCD AuthorPULSE (Interview)


October 17, 2016

BAM! Radio (Live Radio Interview)


September 14, 2016

Routledge/Taylor & Francis: Eye on Education: Author of the Month (Interview)


July 19, 2016

VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel (Live Radio Interview)


April 22, 2016

Educators Lead (Podcast)

  • Title: Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin | Over-The-Counter Data Leads to Better Decision-Making | Lead with Your Heart | When Students Know You Care, They Will Make Your Job a Lot Easier

  • Interviewee: Jay Willis

  • Recording:


June 2, 2015

EdTechReview (ETR) (India) (Podcast)


May 27, 2015

Scholastic: Administrators (Podcast)


May 26, 2015

Core of Education (Podcast)


May 18, 2015

New Media Consortium (NMC) Video (One of Many Experts Showcased)

Commendations in the Media

(when Dr. Rankin was quoted, cited, or profiled in the media)


Dr. Rankin Thanked in Book’s Acknowledgements

  • Thompson, G. (2018). Dear Beautiful! A self-empowerment book for Black women. Seattle, WA: Author.

  • Thompson, G., & Thompson, R. (2014). Yes, you can!: Advice for teachers who want a great start and a great finish with their students of color. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Book for Which Dr. Rankin Wrote the Book's Foreword

Book for Which Dr. Rankin Wrote a Within-Book Blurb

  • Eng, N. (2018). Create an engaging syllabus: A concise, 7-step guide for professor. New York, NY: Norman Eng.

Course Built Around Book Dr. Rankin Wrote

Book Reviews/Recommendations of Dr. Rankin’s Books

Dr. Rankin Quoted, Cited, Profiled, and/or Commended

Dr. Rankin Featured by Organizations as a Resource


October 22, 2018

Congressional Testimony Added to Congressional Record

  • Outcome: Dr. Rankin’s testimony was submitted into the Congressional record

  • Topic: The impact of sober living homes on students and schools (and related legislation)

  • Testimony submitted through: U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48)

  • Recording: House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

September 28, 2018

Testified to Congress & Added to Hearing Record

  • Outcome: Dr. Rankin’s testimony was part of the initial testimony submitted to the hearing record

  • Topic: The impact of sober living homes on students and schools (and related legislation)

  • Testimony submitted through: U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48)

  • Recording: House of Representatives Judiciary Committee




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