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Penn GSE Faculty Steve Piltch

Senior Fellow & Director, School Leadership Program

  • School leadership
  • Governance
  • Administration, planning, and social policy
  • Secondary education
  • Counseling and consulting psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Betsy R. Rymes

Professor

  • Citizen Sociolinguistics
  • Language socialization
  • Multilingualism and TESOL
  • Youth culture, mass media, and schooling
Penn GSE Faculty Robert F. Boruch

University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics

  • Evaluation of effects of educational and social interventions
  • Evaluation in developing countries
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Ethics in social research
  • Systematic reviews of evidence and standards of evidence
Penn GSE Faculty Michael J. Nakkula

Professor of Practice

  • Adolescent development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Counseling and prevention
  • Youth mentoring
Penn GSE Faculty Yuko Goto Butler

Professor

  • Language assessment
  • Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural learning and teaching
  • Second language acquisition among young learners
  • Bilingualism and biliteracy
Penn GSE Faculty H. Gerald Campano

Professor

  • Immigrant identities and education
  • Critical literacies
  • Practitioner research
  • School-university partnerships
  • Urban education
Penn GSE Faculty Caroline Brayer Ebby

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Mathematics education
  • Teacher education
  • Formative assessment
  • Teacher Professional Development
Penn GSE Faculty Eric Kaplan

Chief of Staff

  • Access and choice in higher education
  • Volunteer engagement and fundraising
  • Board leadership and management
Penn GSE Faculty Krystal Strong

Assistant Professor

  • Anthropology of education and politics
  • Youth activism and cultural practices
  • Africa and the African diaspora
  • New media and popular culture
  • Ethnography and qualitative research methods
Penn GSE Faculty Paul Austin McDermott

Professor

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Item response theory
  • Test construction
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 Diane E. Eynon

Senior Fellow

  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Higher education in developing countries and economies
  • Dynamics of higher education and development
  • Policies and practices related to gender equity

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