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Penn GSE Faculty Sharon M. Ravitch

Professor of Practice

  • Qualitative research
  • Practitioner inquiry and leader research
  • Racial literacy
  • Brave space pedagogy
  • Critical inquiry stance and distributed wisdom approach
  • Anti-racist/decolonializing organizational development
  • Critical institutional ethnography
  • Sustainable leader and organizational development
  • Emergent design professional development
  • Case studies as development strategy
Penn GSE Faculty Wendy Chan

Assistant Professor

  • Statistical methods to improve generalizations in education
  • Partial identification methods with applications to the social sciences
  • Multilevel modeling and experimental design
  • Propensity score methods for generalization
  • Small area estimation
Penn GSE Faculty Sigal Ben-Porath

Professor of Education

  • Civic education
  • Politics of education reform
  • Philosophy of education
  • Political philosophy
Penn GSE Faculty Nancy H. Hornberger

Professor Emeritus of Education

  • Educational linguistics and sociolinguistics
  • Educational ethnography and anthropology
  • Bilingualism and biliteracy
  • Multilingualism and language education policy
  • Ethnography of language policy
  • Indigenous education and language revitalization
Penn GSE Faculty Amalia Z. Dache

Assistant Professor

  • Postcolonial studies
  • Community and student resistance
  • Urban geography
  • College access
  • AfroLatina/o/x studies
Penn GSE Faculty Paul Austin McDermott

Professor

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Item response theory
  • Test construction
Penn GSE Faculty Zachary Herrmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Educational partnerships
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Project-based learning
  • Mathematics education
Penn GSE Faculty Betty Chandy

Director for Online Learning, Catalyst @ Penn GSE

  • Technology enhanced teaching
  • Teacher professional learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Design of learning environments
Penn GSE Faculty Harris Sokoloff

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Community engagement and deliberative democracy
  • School/community relations
  • Central office leadership
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Strategic leadership
Penn GSE Faculty Ross Aikins

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • College student health
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Student veteran populations
  • Mental health
  • Admissions and college access
Penn GSE Faculty Ryan S. Baker

Associate Professor

  • Educational data mining
  • Learning analytics
  • Student modeling
  • Disengagement
  • Affective computing
  • Massive online open courses
Penn GSE Faculty Anne Pomerantz

Professor of Practice

  • Language teaching
  • Language teacher education
  • Humor and language play in multilingual contexts
  • Intercultural communication
  • Discourse analysis

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