News from Penn GSE

Penn GSE awards recognize Rand Quinn, Terence Newby, and Hannah Brenneman

With its annual awards, Penn GSE is recognizing Rand Quinn, Terence Newby, and Hannah Brenneman for their excellent work.

Quinn, professor of Education Policy in the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division, received the “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Since joining Penn GSE in 2012, Quinn has earned a reputation for challenging students to think in new ways. He has involved many students in his research and work in Philadelphia.

Vivian Gadsden named president of AERA, Shaun Harper becomes Council Member-at-Large

Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Graduate Women’s Leadership Conference Provides New Skillsets for Women Graduate Students

Women attend GWLC 2015

Women from across Penn's graduate schools attended on March 20th, including co-organizer Lois MacNamara (foreground).


Former Penn GSE Dean Andy Porter honored for influential research

Former Penn GSE dean and quantitative methods expert Andy Porter has been honored by The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award.

Centennial Performance By Acclaimed Social Commentator Anna Deavere Smith

In celebration of its Centennial, Penn GSE has invited actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith for a special performance on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Penn Museum.

Penn GSE recognized as a national leader

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has once again been recognized among the best-performing graduate schools of education. U.S. News and World Report named the School 7th in its recently released 2016 rankings, the fourth consecutive year Penn GSE has placed within the top 10.

Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman receives Edward C. Pomeroy Award from AACTE

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability has selected Pam Grossman, Dean of Penn GSE, as the 2015 recipient of the Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. 

New year begins with a new Dean at Penn GSE

January 5, 2015 — With a focus on continuing her career-long commitment to teacher education, Pam Grossman has joined the faculty of Penn GSE as its 11th dean. Grossman, an internationally renowned scholar, arrived at Penn on January 1 from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, where she helped found the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. 

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