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Penn GSE Faculty Sigal Ben-Porath

MRMJJ Presidential Professor

  • Civic education
  • Politics of education reform
  • Philosophy of education
  • Political philosophy
Penn GSE Faculty Jonathan A. Supovitz

Professor

  • District reform
  • Instructional improvement
  • School reform/state takeovers
  • Standardized testing
  • Teacher qualifications
Penn GSE Faculty Michael A. Gottfried

Professor

  • Absenteeism and truancy
  • Career and technical education
  • Early childhood education
  • Disabilities
  • Causal inference
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 Jonathan Zimmerman

Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in 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 Ericka S. Weathers

Assistant Professor

  • K-12 education policy
  • School segregation
  • Truancy
  • Special education
  • K-12 school finance
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 Richard M. Ingersoll

Professor of Education and Sociology

  • Teacher supply, demand, shortages, and turnover
  • Teacher preparation & quality
  • Beginning teacher induction & mentoring
  • School organization, leadership, & accountability
  • Teacher workforce trends
  • Teaching as a profession
  • Racial-ethnic diversity in the teaching force
Penn GSE Faculty Laura W. Perna

Vice Provost for Faculty

  • College access & affordability
  • College Promise
  • State and federal funding
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 Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty A. Brooks Bowden

Associate Professor

  • Economic evaluation
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Designing field trials
  • Comprehensive support for students
  • Leveraging external educational resources

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