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.

Anne Pomerantz

Lecturer in Educational Practice

  • Educational Linguistics Division

Areas of Expertise: Language and social identity; second language learning and teaching; narrative analysis

Alex Posecznick

Program ManagerAdjunct Assistant Professor

  • Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

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

John L. Puckett

Professor

  • Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Areas of Expertise: 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

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

Sharon M. Ravitch

Professor of PracticePrincipal Investigator, Semillas Digitales InitiativeResearch Co-Director, Center for the Study of Boys' & Girls' LivesFounding Co-Director, Penn's Inter-American Educational Leadership Network

  • Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Areas of Expertise: 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

Areas of Expertise: Teaching and learning in history classrooms; Teacher education and professional development; Adolescent literacy; Curriculum

Janine Remillard

Associate Professor

  • Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

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

Alan R. Ruby

Senior Fellow

  • Higher Education Division

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

Betsy R. Rymes

ProfessorChair, Educational LinguisticsBlog: Citizen Sociolinguistics

  • Educational Linguistics Division

Areas of Expertise: 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

Areas of Expertise: 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

Areas of Expertise: 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

Areas of Expertise: Qualitative discourse analysis; cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics

Herbert M. Turner

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

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

Diane R. Waff

Professor of Practice

  • Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Areas of Expertise: Literacy and learning; practitioner inquiry; professional development; urban school reform

Caroline L. Watts

Senior LecturerDirector, Lea School University Partnership

  • Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Areas of Expertise: Community-school-university partnerships; school mental health; school climate; social-emotional development

Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor 

  • Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Areas of Expertise: 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

Areas of Expertise: 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

ProfessorChair, the Learning Alliance for Higher Education

  • Higher Education Division

Areas of Expertise: Market analysis of higher education

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