Penn GSE Career Paths

An introduction to life-changing work

Holly Link

Educational Linguistics Ph.D., 2016

Holly Link

Affirming Illustration's Place in American Art

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64, knows that promoting awareness of an art form means being an educator.

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler

Advancing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Colette Pierce Burnette, GRD ’15

Colette Pierce Burnette, GRD ’15, left a lucrative career in engineering to find her purpose in higher education. As president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, she is committed to the purpose of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in American education.

Colette Pierce Burnette

Fighting for Change in Public Education

Helen Gym, C’93, GED’96

To Helen Gym, C’93, GED’96, if the quality of American public education is at stake, so are the values at the heart of our democracy. 

Helen Gym

Navigating Statewide Challenges

James R. Johnsen, GRD ’06

When James R. Johnsen, GRD ’06, left a labor relations post with the State of Alaska for one at the University of Minnesota, he didn’t expect to be a college president one day. But when he rose to chief of staff at the University of Alaska in 1998, he says, the then-president suggested he was top-dog material.

James R. Johnsen

Bringing African-American Art to the Forefront ALUMNI

Constance Clayton

To Constance Clayton, GRD’81, arts and culture are a critical part of children’s learning.

Constance Clayton, GRD’81

Preparing Leaders to Serve the World

Silvia Castro, GRD’10

Silvia Castro, GRD’10, president of Universidad Lationoamericana de Ciencia yTecnología, uses her Penn GSE education to innovate learning and student services.

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Proving the Value of Online Education

Wallace “Wally” E. Boston

As president of American Public Education Inc., Wallace “Wally” E. Boston, GRD’10, believes in the future of online education.

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Making the Case for the Humanities

Margaret Plympton, GRD’11

Margaret Plympton, GRD’11, believes the liberal arts are a worthy investment for higher education.

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Reaching Children Around the World

Shruti Bhat, GED’15

Shruti Bhat, GED’15, has made it her mission to bring education, health, and social services to children in poverty around the globe.

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