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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 Karen Weaver

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • College athletics
  • Higher education
  • Oversight and reform
  • Public policy
  • Presidential leadership
  • Sports finance
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 Paul Austin McDermott

Professor

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Item response theory
  • Test construction
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 Anne Pomerantz

Professor of Practice

  • Language teaching
  • Language teacher education
  • Humor and language play in multilingual contexts
  • Intercultural communication
  • Discourse analysis
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
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 Michael A. Gottfried

Professor

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

Professor of Practice

  • Qualitative Research
  • Inquiry Stance and Practitioner Research
  • School- and Community-based Research
  • Rapid-cycle Leader Inquiry
  • Teacher and Counselor Education and Professional Development
  • Racial Literacy and Brave Space Pedagogy
  • Anti-racist Professional and Organizational Development
  • Communities of Practice and Applied Research Teams
  • Conceptual Frameworks and Theories of Action
  • Participatory Action Research (and YPAR)
  • Humanizing Pedagogies and Methodologies
  • Case Studies as Development Strategy
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

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