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Penn GSE Faculty Daniel A. Wagner

Professor

  • International education and development
  • Literacy, learning, and cognition in children, youth, and adults
  • Language acquisition and multi-lingualism
  • Educational technologies
  • Educational psychology
Penn GSE Faculty Nancy H. Hornberger

Professor

  • 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 Alan R. Ruby

Senior Fellow

  • Education reform at all levels of the education system
  • Taking education reform and innovation to scale
  • Educational programs and finance strategies to support less advantaged groups
  • Globalization, international student mobility, and international education
Penn GSE Faculty Michael C. Johanek

Senior Fellow

  • History of U.S. education
  • Educational leadership
  • School-community relationship
  • Civic education
Penn GSE Faculty Sharon M. Ravitch

Professor of Practice

  • Qualitative research
  • Practitioner research
  • Participatory action research
  • Post-colonial development research
  • Institutional ethnography
  • Sustainable leader & organization change
  • Emergent design professional development
  • Case studies as development strategy
Penn GSE Faculty Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor

  • Poverty and child development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Early childhood education
  • School readiness
  • Teacher professional development
  • Program evaluation
Penn GSE Faculty Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

Senior Lecturer

  • (Im)migrants and schooling
  • Civic engagement
  • Anti-Muslim racism/Islamophobia
  • Citizenship and trans/nationalism
  • Curriculum and pedagogy in international contexts
  • School climate
  • Educational development discourse
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 Matthew Hartley

Professor

  • Academic governance and leadership in higher education
  • Institutional mission
  • Civic engagement and the democratic purposes of higher education
  • Higher education reform
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 Peter Eckel

Senior Fellow

  • Higher education governance
  • Leadership and management
  • Higher education trends
  • Change management
  • Trusteeship
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