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.

John L. Puckett

Professor

Literacy, Culture, and International Education 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

Professor of Practice

Principal Investigator, Semillas Digitales Initiative

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

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

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

Betsy R. Rymes

Professor

Chair, Educational Linguistics

Blog: Citizen Sociolinguistics

Educational Linguistics Division

Linguistic anthropology of education; language socialization; multilingualism and TESOL; youth culture, mass media, and schooling

Harris Sokoloff

Adjunct Associate Professor, Certification Officer

Director, Center for School Study Councils

Faculty Director, Penn Project on Civic Engagement

Academic Associates

Civic engagement and deliberative democracy; school/community relations; central office leadership; negotiation and conflict resolution; strategic leadership

Amy Stornaiuolo

Assistant Professor

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Literacy and learning in adolescence and adulthood; digital literacies; writing; teachers/youth and social media; education in global contexts

Santoi Wagner

Lecturer

Educational Linguistics Division

Qualitative discourse analysis; cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics

Herbert M. Turner

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

K-12 math curricula; parent involvement; randomized controlled trials (RCTs); systematic reviews and meta analysis; multi-level modeling; missing data

Diane R. Waff

Practice Professor

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Literacy and learning; practitioner inquiry; professional development; urban school reform

Caroline L. Watts

Senior Lecturer

Director, Lea School University Partnership

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Community-school-university partnerships; school mental health; school climate; social-emotional development

Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor

 

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Early Childhood Learning; Poverty and Child Development; Child Development and Social Policy around the Globe; Teacher Professional Development; Program Evaluation

Susan A. Yoon

Associate Professor

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Science and technology education; learning sciences; complex systems in education; social and cognitive impacts in knowledge-building environments; memes and memetic processes in education

Robert M. Zemsky

Professor

Chair, the Learning Alliance for Higher Education

Higher Education Division

Market analysis of higher education