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Penn GSE Faculty Alesha Gayle

Senior Fellow

  • Digital literacy
  • Urban education, high-needs schools
  • Schools and neighborhood change
Penn GSE Faculty Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Associate Professor

  • Children’s and young adult literature
  • Teaching of literature
  • English education
  • African American education
  • Classroom interaction research
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 Janine Remillard

Professor

  • Mathematics education
  • Teachers' use of mathematics curriculum materials
  • Teaching and teacher education
  • Parental engagement
  • Urban education
Penn GSE Faculty Charlotte E. Jacobs

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Adolescent development
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Independent school education
  • Multicultural education
  • Gender and education
  • Teacher education
Penn GSE Faculty Douglas A. Frye

Associate Professor

  • Children’s theory of mind
  • Cognitive development
  • Early mathematical development
  • Human development
Penn GSE Faculty Kate Kinney Grossman

Director, Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program

  • Secondary education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • New teacher induction and support
  • Mentoring
Penn GSE Faculty Christopher Pupik Dean

Senior Fellow

  • Teacher education
  • Teacher professional development
  • Citizenship education
  • Ethical issues in education
  • Philosophy of education
Penn GSE Faculty Joni Finney

Professor of Practice

  • The public finance of higher education
  • Statewide governance in higher education
  • Access and completion in higher education
  • Accountability in higher education
  • State performance and higher education
Penn GSE Faculty John W. Fantuzzo

Albert M. Greenfield 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 Jonathan Zimmerman

Professor of History of Education

  • History/Politics of education
  • “Culture Wars” in American and global contexts
  • Sex, sexuality, and schools
  • Campus protests
  • College teaching
  • Education and historical memory
  • History of Medicine

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