Faculty Experts

Penn GSE faculty members are some of the most knowledgeable and innovative experts on education in the world.

Use the filters below to find faculty by name or expertise. You can also visit the Faculty Bookshelf to see recent publications by our faculty.

Peter J. Kuriloff

Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Gender dynamics and education; learning and emotional development; group dynamics

Linda Lucker Leibowitz

Associate Director, Executive Program in School and Mental Health Counseling

Applied Psychology - Human Development Division

Elementary and middle school counseling; developmental and collaborative counseling programs; program administration; peer programs for children at risk

Susan L. Lytle

Professor Emerita

Founding Director, Philadelphia Writing Project

Educational Linguistics Division

Literacy and learning in adolescence and adulthood; practitioner inquiry; communities of inquiry; teacher learning, teacher education, and professional development; urban education

James H. Lytle

Practice Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

School reform in the context of federal and state policy; organizational theory and practice; school and district leadership; urban education; education micro-finance

Elizabeth Mackenzie

Lecturer and Program Manager

Applied Psychology - Human Development Division

Mindfulness and mental health; mind-body medicine; sustainability and public health; qualitative health research

Martin Ihrig

Practice Associate Professor, Penn GSE
Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wharton School

Academic Associates

Strategy Entrepreneurship Knowledge Innovation Work-based Learning

Rebecca A. Maynard

University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy

Education Policy Division

Education and social welfare policy; economics of education; experimental and qualitative research methods; research synthesis methods

Paul Austin McDermott

Professor

Quantitative Methods Division

Multivariate statistics; multilevel modeling; longitudinal analysis; item response theory; test construction

Annie McKee

Senior Fellow

Director of Medical Education

Chief Learning Officer

Academic Associates

Leadership; emotional intelligence; organizational development; organizational change; bullying and resilience

Robert Moore

Lecturer

Educational Linguistics Division

Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology; language shift, obsolescence, and endangerment; verbally-mediated interaction; heritage language education; narrative performance and verbal art; language planning and policy discourses; semiotics of brands and branding; Native North American languages; the English language in Ireland

Leslie K. Nabors Olah

Research Assistant Professor

Senior Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Academic Associates

Formative assessment; statistical growth modeling; early childhood cognitive development; bilingual education

Michael J. Nakkula

Practice Professor

Chair, Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology - Human Development Division

Adolescent development; risk and resilience; counseling and prevention; youth mentoring

Anne Pomerantz

Lecturer in Educational Practice

Educational Linguistics Division

Language and social identity; second language learning and teaching; narrative analysis

Alex Posecznick

Program Manager

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Education Culture and Society Division

Cultural anthropology; educational bureaucracy/culture; meritocracy and social reproduction; credentialism in higher education; ethnographic and qualitative methods

John L. Puckett

Professor

Education Culture and Society Division

Civic education and community schooling; university-community relations; the American research university; the American high school; American education history

Rand Quinn

Assistant Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Politics of education; community organizing; social movements; organization theory; philanthropy and civil society

Sharon M. Ravitch

Senior Lecturer

Principal Investigator, Semillas Digitales Initiative

Founding Co-Director, Penn's Inter-American Educational Leadership Network

Research Co-Director, Center for the Study of Boys' & Girls' Lives

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Qualitative research (ethnography, practitioner research, and phenomenological research); applied research in institutional contexts (educational, corporate, and community contexts); participatory action research/international research in developing countries; multicultural teacher and counselor education; Teachers Without Borders

Abby Reisman

Assistant Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Teaching and learning in history classrooms; Teacher education and professional development; Adolescent literacy; Curriculum

Janine Remillard

Associate Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Mathematics education; teachers' use of mathematics curriculum materials; teaching and teacher education; parental engagement; urban education

Alan R. Ruby

Senior Fellow

Higher Education Division

Education reform at all levels of the education system; education in developing countries and OECD nations; globalization; international education