The Penn GSE Magazine

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Penn GSE Magazine Cover

Cover Story

Dean Pam Grossman and students sitting indoors at a table

Unlocking Opportunity: Dean Grossman Introduces Her Vision for Penn GSE

How can a graduate school of education change the world? Dean Pam Grossman sees Penn GSE generating the knowledge and making the connections that can effect real change.


Constance Clayton, GRD’81, utilizes African-American art to empower and educate children.

Smiling woman with curly hair

Using her education background, Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64, builds awareness of illustration’s role in American art.

Jesse Nickelson, GRD’11, believes it is his mission, as an educator and museum administrator, to cultivate civic engagement and leadership in students.

Hitomi Yoshida, GED’95, broadens the student experience through intercultural programming at the Penn Museum.

Students sitting in computer room, facing two students presenting an app they created on a tablet.

Dr. Yoon wants science to empower students—both to develop the skills their futures will require and to live as engaged citizens.

Landscape of traditional Mongolian gers

A master’s student in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, James Busacca is pursuing his dreams of an international career.

Woman in blue sweater standing outside and smiling.

When human resource and learning executive Karen Bicking wanted to enhance her career in workplace learning, she came to Penn GSE.

Supporting entrepreneurship, faculty, and students at Penn GSE continues a family tradition of supporting education for Gregory A. Milken, C’95, and EJ Milken.