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Penn GSE Faculty Michael A. Gottfried

Associate Professor

  • Absenteeism and truancy
  • Career and technical education
  • Early childhood education
  • Disabilities
  • Causal inference
Penn GSE Faculty Anne Pomerantz

Professor of Practice

  • Language teaching
  • Language teacher education
  • Humor and language play in multilingual contexts
  • Intercultural communication
  • Discourse analysis
Penn GSE Faculty Krystal Strong

Assistant Professor

  • Anthropology of education and politics
  • Youth activism and cultural practices
  • Community and student activism
  • Africa and the African diaspora
  • New media and popular culture
  • Ethnographic, qualitative, and multimodal research methods
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 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 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 Roberto G. Gonzales

Richard Perry University Professor

  • Immigrant incorporation
  • Immigrants and education
  • Immigration policy
  • Urban education
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Sociology of education
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 H. Gerald Campano

Professor

  • Immigrant identities and education
  • Critical literacies
  • Practitioner research
  • School-university partnerships
  • Urban education
Penn GSE Faculty Amalia Z. Daché

Associate 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 Harris Sokoloff

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Community engagement and deliberative democracy
  • School/community relations
  • Central office leadership
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Strategic leadership

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