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Penn GSE Faculty Michael J. Nakkula

Professor of Practice

  • Adolescent development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Counseling and prevention
  • Youth mentoring
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 Ericka S. Weathers

Assistant Professor

  • K-12 education policy
  • School segregation
  • Truancy
  • Special education
  • K-12 school finance
Penn GSE Faculty Xinyin Chen

Professor

  • Children’s socioemotional development
  • Peer relationships
  • Parenting and family influences
  • Cross-cultural developmental psychology
  • Cultural and biological factors in development
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 Damani White-Lewis

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty careers & academe
  • Racial equity
  • Organizational behavior
  • Institutional and departmental change
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental design
  • Case study methodology
Penn GSE Faculty Kyle Schultz

Lecturer in Educational Practice and Director, Counseling and Mental Health Services Program

  • Human sexuality
  • LGBT populations
  • Eating disorders
  • Relational psychoanalysis
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 Alesha Gayle

Senior Fellow

  • Digital literacy
  • Urban education, high-needs schools
  • Schools and neighborhood change
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 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 Sade Bonilla

Assistant Professor

  • Economics of education
  • Urban education policy
  • Policy evaluation
  • Career and technical education
  • Ethnic studies
  • High school to college transitions
  • Quasi-experimental methods

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