Penn GSE Faculty Member Named 2009 Penn Fellow

March 4, 2009 - Penn GSE Associate Professor Marybeth Gasman has been named one of the eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania to the inaugural class of Penn Fellows, a leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career. 

Penn Fellows have the opportunity to build networks across the University, meet with distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance and participate in monthly dinners with prominent speakers from within Penn and beyond.

Dr. Gasman is a historian of education, specializing in issues of leadership, fundraising and philanthropy at historically African-American colleges. She has also worked directly with a wide range of universities to improve their outreach to African-American alumni. She received the 2006 Promising Scholar/Early Career Award from the Society of Higher Education and the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award from GSE students.

Also named is Eric Bradlow, the K.P. Chao Professor and professor of marketing and statistics in the Wharton School who has a secondary appointment to GSE. He specializes in applying statistical models to both high-level mathematical problems and real-world topics.

Other 2009 Penn Fellows are:

  • Charles Branas, associate professor of epidemiology in the School of Medicine and co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory.
  • Robert Carpick, associate professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • John Jackson Jr., Richard Perry University Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Arts and Sciences and a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.
  • Joshua Metlay, associate professor of medicine in the School of Medicine.
  • Sharon Thompson-Schill, professor of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences and a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.

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