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Penn GSE Faculty Flavio Serapiao

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Penn GSE

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 Betsy R. Rymes


  • Citizen Sociolinguistics
  • Language socialization
  • Multilingualism and TESOL
  • Youth culture, mass media, and schooling
Penn GSE Faculty Raquel M. Arredondo

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 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 Yuko Goto Butler


  • 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


  • Immigrant identities and education
  • Critical literacies
  • Practitioner research
  • School-university partnerships
  • Urban education
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 Michael A. Gottfried


  • Absenteeism and truancy
  • Career and technical education
  • Early childhood education
  • Disabilities
  • Causal inference
Penn GSE Faculty Sharon M. Ravitch

Professor of Practice

  • Adaptive Leadership and Leader Mindsets
  • Equity-focused Leader, Team, and Organizational Development
  • Qualitative Research Design and Methods
  • Case Studies as Development Strategy
  • Holistic Impact Evaluation/M&E
  • Leader Inquiry Stance and Practitioner Research
  • Women's Leadership Development (Intersectional)
  • Participatory Action Research (and YPAR)
  • School- and Community-based Research
Penn GSE Faculty Paul Austin McDermott


  • Measurement and item response theory
  • Test construction
  • Factor analysis and scale development
  • Multilevel and longitudinal modeling
  • Classification accuracy
  • Latent profile and growth mixture modeling