Jason Klugman is the director of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) and a leader of college access efforts in Princeton's Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity. He is an occasional lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and served as a member of Princeton's Program in Teacher Preparation team for thirteen years. Dr. Klugman has deep local knowledge of public secondary education, college access and success, and urban education. He has presented papers at a broad range of academic and professional conferences on education, teacher preparation, college access and college admissions. His article, "Creating a Community of Scholars on the Edge of Disaster" was awarded the 2015 John B. Muir Editor's Award from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. He earned his doctorate in Education, Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education where he studied the process of becoming an urban teacher and taught courses in urban studies and the foundations of education. Prior to joining Princeton, Jason was a social studies teacher and department chair at West Philadelphia High School and a leader of that school’s college and career guidance team. He also taught courses in Urban Studies and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and teacher certifications in secondary social studies and English.