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Penn GSE Faculty Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty Yasmin B. Kafai

Lori and Michael Milken President’s Distinguished Professor

  • Constructionism
  • Learning Sciences
  • Computer Science Education
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Serious Gaming
Penn GSE Faculty Peter Eckel

Senior Fellow

  • Higher education governance
  • Leadership and management
  • Higher education trends
  • Change management
  • Trusteeship
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan A. Supovitz

Professor

  • District reform
  • Instructional improvement
  • School reform/state takeovers
  • Standardized testing
  • Teacher qualifications
Penn GSE Faculty Matthew Hartley

Professor

  • Academic governance and leadership in higher education
  • Institutional mission
  • Civic engagement and the democratic purposes of higher education
  • Higher education reform
Penn GSE Faculty Richard M. Ingersoll

Professor of Education and Sociology

  • Teaching force
  • Teacher turnover
  • Teacher recruitment & retention
  • School management
  • Teacher preparation & quality
Penn GSE Faculty Daniel A. Wagner

Professor

  • 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 Howard C. Stevenson

Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education

  • Child development
  • Racial literacy
  • Racial/ethnic socialization
  • African-American psychology
  • Violence and bullying prevention
  • Family and parental engagement
  • Psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Sarah Schneider Kavanagh

Assistant Professor

  • Teacher education & certification
  • Teacher professional development
  • Mentoring & teacher induction
  • English education
  • History/social studies education
  • LGBTQ issues in education
Penn GSE Faculty Nelson Flores

Associate Professor

  • Bilingual education
  • Language education policy
  • Latinx education
  • Race and racialization
  • Raciolinguistic ideologies
Penn GSE Faculty Michael C. Johanek

Senior Fellow

  • History of U.S. education
  • Educational leadership
  • School-community relationship
  • Civic education
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

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