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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 Alan R. Ruby

Senior Fellow

  • Education reform at all levels of the education system
  • Taking education reform and innovation to scale
  • Educational programs and finance strategies to support less advantaged groups
  • Globalization, international student mobility, and international education
Penn GSE Faculty John L. Puckett

Professor Emeritus of Education

  • Civic education and community schooling
  • University-community relations
  • The American research university
  • The American high school
  • History of American education
Penn GSE Faculty Vivian L. Gadsden

William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education

  • Literacy and at-risk youth
  • Fathers and families
  • Intergenerational learning
  • Parental engagement
Penn GSE Faculty Kyle Schultz

Lecturer in Educational Practice

  • Human sexuality
  • LGBT populations
  • Eating disorders
  • Relational psychoanalysis
Penn GSE Faculty Alesha Gayle

Senior Fellow

  • Digital literacy
  • Urban education, high-needs schools
  • Schools and neighborhood change
Penn GSE Faculty Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty Janine Remillard

Professor

  • Mathematics education
  • Teachers' use of mathematics curriculum materials
  • Teaching and teacher education
  • Parental engagement
  • Urban education
Penn GSE Faculty John W. Fantuzzo

Albert M. Greenfield Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

  • Early childhood education, Head Start
  • Learning-to-Learn competencies that foster classroom engagement
  • Use of Integrated Data Systems for social policy research
  • Early childhood risk including child maltreatment, family violence, homelessness
Penn GSE Faculty Kathleen D. Hall

Associate Professor of Education and Anthropology

  • Immigration, race relations, and education
  • Citizenship, cultural politics, and national incorporation
  • Class, socialization, and social stratification
  • Social theory
  • Ethnographic research
Penn GSE Faculty Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

Senior Lecturer

  • (Im)migrants and schooling
  • Civic engagement
  • Anti-Muslim racism/Islamophobia
  • Citizenship and trans/nationalism
  • Curriculum and pedagogy in international contexts
  • School climate
  • Educational development discourse
Penn GSE Faculty Charlotte E. Jacobs

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Adolescent development
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Independent school education
  • Multicultural education
  • Gender and education
  • Teacher education

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