Katharine O. Strunk named dean of Penn’s top-ranked Graduate School of Education

April 6, 2023
Dr. Katharine O. Struck casually seated at a conference table, facing the camera, with a whiteboard and windows onto a leafy campus behind her. She is smiling and listening to a student who is facing her, and who has their back to the camera.

Penn President Liz Magill announced today that Katharine O. Strunk has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education, effective July 1, 2023.

Strunk, an award-winning mixed methods scholar at Michigan State University, is an expert on teacher labor markets, school and district improvement and accountability policies, and efforts to boost student achievement.

“Katharine Strunk’s career,” said Magill, “has been built around the concept of ‘research with consequence.’ She has a long and distinguished track record and an exciting vision for the role of educators and education schools in research universities and society. Her mission-driven leadership is an ideal match for Penn’s top-ranked Graduate School of Education. Penn, GSE, and Philadelphia are extremely fortunate to have her.”

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