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Penn GSE Faculty Manuel S. González Canché

Associate Professor

  • Pathways for underrepresented minorities
  • Community colleges
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental design
  • Statistical and geographical network analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Big and geocoded data
Penn GSE Faculty Daniel A. Wagner

UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy

  • International education and development
  • Literacy, learning, and cognition in children, youth, and adults
  • Language acquisition and multi-lingualism
  • Educational technologies
  • Educational psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty Caroline L. Watts

Senior Lecturer

  • Community-school-university partnerships
  • School mental health
  • School climate
  • Social-emotional development
Penn GSE Faculty Matthew Hartley

Professor and Board of Advisors Chair of Education

  • Academic governance and leadership in higher education
  • Institutional mission
  • Civic engagement and the democratic purposes of higher education
  • Higher education reform
Penn GSE Faculty Laura W. Perna

Vice Provost for Faculty

  • College access & affordability
  • College Promise
  • State and federal funding
Penn GSE Faculty Peter Eckel

Senior Fellow

  • Higher education governance
  • Leadership and management
  • Higher education trends
  • Change management
  • Trusteeship
Penn GSE Faculty Sharon Wolf

Associate Professor

  • Poverty and child development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Early childhood education
  • School readiness
  • Teacher professional development
  • Program evaluation
Penn GSE Faculty Sigal Ben-Porath

MRMJJ Presidential Professor

  • Civic education
  • Politics of education reform
  • Philosophy of education
  • Political philosophy
Penn GSE Faculty Sarah Schneider Kavanagh

Associate Professor

  • Teacher education & certification
  • Teacher professional development
  • Teacher mentoring & coaching
  • Teacher learning
  • Inquiry & discussion-based teaching practices
Penn GSE Faculty Marsha Richardson

Senior Lecturer and Director, School and Mental Health Counseling Program

  • Program management
  • Professional training and supervision
  • School-based mental health
  • Clinical psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Ed Brockenbrough

Associate Professor

  • Teacher education
  • Urban education
  • LGBTQ issues in education
  • Black masculinity studies
  • Queer of color critique

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