News from Penn GSE

Penn GSE scholars on Education Week's list of influencers in education

Eight researchers from Penn GSE, plus another Penn faculty member with a secondary appointment at GSE, have made Education Week’s 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.

The list, created by Rick Hess, the Director of Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, recognizes scholars whose work shapes public discussion around education.  

Dean Grossman joins American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dean Pam Grossman was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The highly prestigious honor involved a three-day series of event in early October. 

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Amy Benedict helps students and alumni envision making their working lives flow

When students and alumni come to Amy Benedict for advice, she often asks them to think about flow—the state where their minds are fully engaged, and tasks feel natural, even when they are not easy.

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Benedict, Penn GSE’s Director of Career and Professional Development, says that sense of flow offers important clues for job seekers. What skills and qualities are you using when you are in that flowing work state? How else could those skills be applied?

Connecting Alumni: Penn GSE Launches Alumni Directory Project

With more than 16,000 graduates living and working in six continents, more than ninety countries, and all fifty states plus the District of Columbia, Penn GSE’s alumni community is diverse and robust. A renewed priority for Penn GSE is connecting alumni to the School and to each other – whether through on-campus programming or online outreach – in order to build stronger professional networks and communicate about the work of the school.


Two Penn GSE professors receive prestigious NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships

With the recent announcement that assistant professors Amy Stornaiuolo and Nelson Flores received 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships, Penn GSE’s streak of success with this prestigious award continues. Counting Stornaiuolo and Flores, five Penn GSE assistant professors have received the fellowship in the past four years.

Commencement ceremony celebrates over 500 Penn GSE graduates

SoBae Park, Yunning Wang, and Marvin Shelton (pictured above) celebrate graduating from the Education, Culture, and Society program.

Booing DeVos is a Trumpian Response that Doesn’t Advance Needed Conversations, Says Penn GSE Education Historian

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It’s accolades season for Penn GSE students, faculty, and staff


Office of Development and Alumni Relations announces preliminary Alumni Survey results

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations released preliminary information from the recent Penn GSE Alumni Survey. With data from over 1,200 graduates, the survey gathered updates about the work, interests, and needs of the alumni community.

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