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Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Lecturer on Education
Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, (2013); Ed.M., Harvard Graduate of School, (2011); M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University, (2001)
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Phone:  617.495.2246
Vitae/CV:   Gretchen Brion-Meisels.pdf
Office:  Larsen 322
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Faculty Assistant:  Jonathan Whichard


Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program. Her research seeks to explore holistic student support processes that build on the local knowledge of students and communities. She is particularly interested in finding ways to incorporate students in the researching and reforming of student support systems and school climate. To this end, she has participated in research projects that explore school- and classroom-level processes (e.g., social emotional learning, classroom quality, student support systems) and research projects that explore how students make meaning of their experiences in schools and community-based agencies. In addition, Brion-Meisels' work explores the intersections of bullying and discrimination in prevention research and practice. Brion-Meisels taught middle school English and history for eight years before arriving at HGSE, in addition to fifth- and sixth-grade classes in math and science. Before graduating from HGSE, she served as a TEP advisor, a teaching fellow for multiple courses in the Prevention Science and Practice Program, and a teaching fellow in the Field Experience Program.

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Areas of Expertise

Centering students in school-based support processes: Critical inquiries and shifting perspectives. In J. Conner & R. Ebby-Rosin (Eds.) Student voice in American educational policy. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.,(forthcoming)

The challenge of holistic student support: Investigating urban adolescents’ constructions of support in the context of school. Harvard Educational Review,(2014)

"Can I trust you with this?" Investigating middle school students' use of learning supports. Urban Education,(2014)

Brion-Meisels, G., & Jones, S.M. Chapter 4: learning about relationships. In S. Roffey (Ed.) Positive relationships: Evidence based practice around the world., pp.55-72. Netherlands: Springer.,(2012)

Brion-Meisels, G., Cooper, K.S., Deckman, S.L., Dobbs, C.L., Francois, C., Nikundwe, T., Shalaby, C. (Eds.) Humanizing education: Critical alternatives to reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.,(2010)

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