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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 Pam Grossman

Professor of Education

  • English education
  • Literacy
  • Literature
  • Professional/staff development
  • Teacher community
  • Teacher education and certification
Penn GSE Faculty Susan A. Yoon

Graduate School of Education Presidential Professor

  • Learning sciences
  • Science and technology education
  • Complex systems in education
  • Knowledge-building environments
  • AR technologies in museums
  • Social networks and social capital in education
Penn GSE Faculty Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
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 Amy Stornaiuolo

Associate Professor

  • Literacy and learning in adolescence and adulthood
  • Digital literacies
  • Writing
  • Teachers, youth, and social media
  • Education in global contexts
Penn GSE Faculty Nelson Flores

Associate Professor

  • Bilingual education
  • Language education policy
  • Latinx education
  • Race and racialization
  • Raciolinguistic ideologies
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan A. Supovitz

Professor

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

Adjunct Professor & Senior Fellow

  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Organizational Development and Culture Change
  • Happiness and Engagement at Work
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 Richard M. Ingersoll

Professor of Education and Sociology

  • Teacher supply, demand, shortages, and turnover
  • Teacher preparation & quality
  • Beginning teacher induction & mentoring
  • School organization, leadership, & accountability
  • Teacher workforce trends
  • Teaching as a profession
  • Racial-ethnic diversity in the teaching force
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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