Jonathan Isler is administrator of the Office of Research Requests and Partnerships (formerly the Data Visualization and Reporting Office) at the California Department of Education. Dr. Isler has served as a co-PI on a five-year IES partnership grant to study college and career readiness among California high school students. Before working for the state of California, he was a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. His primary research interests include inequality, career trajectories, and professional networks, and English Learner student performance. Dr. Isler received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Davis.