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Penn GSE Faculty Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan Zimmerman

Professor of History of 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 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 John W. Fantuzzo

Albert M. Greenfield 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 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
Penn GSE Faculty Paul Austin McDermott

Professor

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Item response theory
  • Test construction
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan A. Supovitz

Professor

  • District reform
  • Instructional improvement
  • School reform/state takeovers
  • Standardized testing
  • Teacher qualifications
Penn GSE Faculty Joni Finney

Professor of Practice

  • The public finance of higher education
  • Statewide governance in higher education
  • Access and completion in higher education
  • Accountability in higher education
  • State performance and higher 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 Richard M. Ingersoll

Professor of Education and Sociology

  • Teaching force
  • Teacher turnover
  • Teacher recruitment & retention
  • School management
  • Teacher preparation & quality
Penn GSE Faculty Laura W. Perna

GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education

  • College access & affordability
  • College Promise
  • State and federal funding
Penn GSE Faculty Sigal Ben-Porath

Professor of Education

  • Civic education
  • Politics of education reform
  • Philosophy of education
  • Political philosophy