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Penn GSE Faculty Jenny Zapf

Senior Fellow

  • Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Evaluation for Innovation
  • Adaptive Rapid-Cycle Research Design
  • Non-Profit Management
  • University-Community Partnerships
Penn GSE Faculty L. Michael Golden

Executive Director, Catalyst @ Penn GSE

  • Personalized, blended, problem-based learning
  • Policy and systems change
  • Convergence of education, technology, and business
  • Research to practice implementation
  • Career connected learning
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan Zimmerman

Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in 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
Penn GSE Faculty Douglas A. Frye

Associate Professor

  • Children’s theory of mind
  • Cognitive development
  • Early mathematical development
  • Human development
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 Earl Ball

Senior Fellow, Adjunct Associate Professor, Penn GSE

  • Governance issues in schools
  • Teacher professional development
  • Independent schools
  • Leadership identification and development
  • Curriculum innovation and design
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 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 Peter J. Kuriloff

Professor

  • Gender, class, race, and sexual dynamics in schools
  • Creating learning communities
  • Team effectiveness
  • Leading change
  • Youth participatory action research
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 Zachary Herrmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Team effectiveness
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Project-based learning
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

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