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.

Daniel A. Wagner

Professor
UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy
Director, International Literacy Institute 
Director, Program in International Educational Development

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

International education and development; literacy, learning, and cognition in children, youth, and adults; language acquisition and multi-lingualism; educational technologies; educational psychology

Jonathan Zimmerman

Professor of History of Education

 

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

History of American Education; Politics of Education; Sex, Sexuality, and Schools; Campus Politics and Student Protests; College Teaching and Learning; the effect of “Culture Wars” on public schools; Education and Historical Memory

Ross Aikins

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Program Manager

 

Higher Education Division

Veronica Aplenc

Lecturer, Program Manager

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Negotiation of identity; historic built environment; material culture; urban life; 20th-century Yugoslavia; disciplinary history; qualitative research methods

Earl Ball

Co-Director, School Leadership

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Governance issues in schools; teacher professional development; independent schools; leadership identification and development; curriculum innovation and design

Sigal Ben-Porath

Professor

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Civic education; gender studies; philosophy of education; political philosophy

NancyLee Bergey

Associate Director, Teacher Education

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Elementary and middle school science education; teacher education

Robert F. Boruch

University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics

Co-Director, Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy (CRESP)

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Evaluation of effects of educational and social interventions; evaluation in developing countries; randomized controlled trials; ethics in social research; systematic reviews of evidence and standards of evidence

Judy L. Brody

Lecturer

Academic Associates

Educational leadership; principals

Yuko Goto Butler

Associate Professor

 

Educational Linguistics Division

Language assessment; cross-linguistic/cross-cultural learning and teaching; second language acquisition; bilingualism and biliteracy

H. Gerald Campano

Associate Professor

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Immigrant identities in the contexts of schooling; K-8 literacies; practitioner research; school-university partnerships; urban education

Wendy Chan

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Statistical methods to improve generalizations in education; Multilevel modeling and experimental design; Propensity score methods for generalization; Small area estimation

Xinyin Chen

Professor

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Children’s socioemotional development; peer relationships; parenting and family influences

Priscilla Dawson

Co-Director, School Leadership

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Organizational leadership; leadership practices

Caroline Brayer Ebby

Adjunct Associate Professor

Senior Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education 

Teaching Learning and Leadership Division

Math instruction; teacher preparation and professional development; creating locally relevant curriculum; using formative assessment to improve mathematics instruction.

Diane E. Eynon

Senior Fellow

Director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management

Senior Scholar, Penn AHEAD

Higher Education Division

Higher education in developing countries and economies; global trends and issues in higher education; gender and higher education; gender and economic development and growth

Douglas A. Frye

Associate Professor

Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

Children’s theory of mind; cognitive development; early mathematical development; human development

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

Senior Lecturer

Associate Director, International Educational Development Program

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Immigrants and schooling; citizenship and trans/nationalism; curriculum and pedagogy in international contexts; literacy and development; educational development discourse

Margaret E. Goertz

Professor

Co-Director, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)

Education Policy Division

Education policy and government; school finance; school reform and assessment

Manuel González Canché

Associate Professor

 

Higher Education Division

College access and affordability; pathways for underrepresented minorities; community colleges.