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Penn GSE Faculty Manuel S. González Canché

Associate Professor

  • Pathways for underrepresented minorities
  • Community colleges
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental design
  • Statistical and geographical network analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Big and geocoded data
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 Rand Quinn

Associate Professor

  • Politics of education
  • Community organizing
  • Social movements
  • Organization theory
  • Philanthropy and civil society
Penn GSE Faculty Vivian L. Gadsden

William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education

  • Literacy and at-risk youth
  • Fathers and families
  • Intergenerational learning
  • Parental engagement
Penn GSE Faculty Ed Brockenbrough

Associate Professor and Calvin Bland Fellow

  • Teacher education
  • Urban education
  • LGBTQ issues in education
  • Black masculinity studies
  • Queer of color critique
Penn GSE Faculty H. Gerald Campano

Professor

  • Immigrant identities and education
  • Critical literacies
  • Practitioner research
  • School-university partnerships
  • Urban education
Penn GSE Faculty Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Associate Professor

  • Children’s and young adult literature
  • Teaching of literature
  • English education
  • African American education
  • Classroom interaction research
Penn GSE Faculty Nelson Flores

Associate Professor

  • Bilingual education
  • Language education policy
  • Latinx education
  • Race and racialization
  • Raciolinguistic ideologies
Penn GSE Faculty Howard C. Stevenson

Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education

  • Child development
  • Racial literacy
  • Racial/ethnic socialization
  • African-American psychology
  • Violence and bullying prevention
  • Family and parental engagement
  • Psychology