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Achievement Issues
Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

Heather C. Hill

Heather C. Hill studies policies and programs designed to improve mathematics teacher and teaching quality.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Adolescence
Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program. Her research seeks to explore partnerships between youth and adults that support both individual and collective development.

William R. Beardslee

William R. Beardslee is the academic chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and in child psychiatry and psychiatric research at Children’s Hospital.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Robert L. Selman

Robert Selman served as chair of the Human Development and Psychology area from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder within this area of the Prevention Science and Practice Program — in 1992 — and served as its first director through 1999.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Adult Development
Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Matthew L. Miller

Matt Miller is a senior lecturer on education and associate dean for Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he has taught since 2006.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Affirmative Action
Richard Chait

Richard Chait studies the management and governance of colleges and universities. Chait has expertise on terms and conditions of faculty employment, including promotion and tenure procedures, academic freedom, and faculty evaluation.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Julie A. Reuben

Julie Reuben is a historian interested in the intersection between American thought and culture and educational institutions and practice.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Philip Lee
Alternative Schooling
Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Arts in Education
Catherine Elgin

Catherine Elgin is a philosopher whose areas of study include the theory of knowledge, philosophy of art, and philosophy of science. Recent work considers the question of what makes something cognitively valuable.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

Shari Tishman

Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts.

Aysha Upchurch

Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A.

Assessment
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

At-Risk Youth
Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program. Her research seeks to explore partnerships between youth and adults that support both individual and collective development.

Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

William R. Beardslee

William R. Beardslee is the academic chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and in child psychiatry and psychiatric research at Children’s Hospital.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy Hoffman is a vice president and senior advisor at Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit based in Boston focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for low-income young people and adults.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Robert L. Selman

Robert Selman served as chair of the Human Development and Psychology area from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder within this area of the Prevention Science and Practice Program — in 1992 — and served as its first director through 1999.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Bilingual Education
Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.

Charter Schools
Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Child Abuse
Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Child Development
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Paul L. Harris

Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination. His most recent book, Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others, was published by Harvard University Press in May 2012.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Robert L. Selman

Robert Selman served as chair of the Human Development and Psychology area from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder within this area of the Prevention Science and Practice Program — in 1992 — and served as its first director through 1999.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

David Urion

David K. Urion, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, with majors in French and Chemistry, in 1976. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980. After an internship in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he came to Children's Hospital in 1981, and has been there since then.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Civic Education
Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program. Her research seeks to explore partnerships between youth and adults that support both individual and collective development.

Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Cognitive Development
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Paul L. Harris

Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination. His most recent book, Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others, was published by Harvard University Press in May 2012.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Collaborative Learning
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Kathryn Parker Boudett is a senior lecturer on education, director of the Data Wise Project, and faculty director of the Master's program in Learning and Teaching.

Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments (in and out of school, online and face-to-face) can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Aysha Upchurch

Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A.

Computer Science Education
Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments (in and out of school, online and face-to-face) can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators.

Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Holly Lem

Holly Lem earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research. She received her clinical training at Bellevue Hospital, Yale Medical School, Columbia University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Jacqueline Zeller

Jacqueline Zeller earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She is a licensed psychologist, school psychologist, and elementary education teacher. Her clinical interests focus on prevention and intervention efforts in schools and promoting resiliency in children.

Cultural Studies
Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Curriculum Development
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

Shari Tishman

Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

Lisa Schneier

Lisa Schneier was a high school teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 12 years. Her subject matter focus was English and writing, but she also taught basic literacy and math skills. She earned her Doctorate in Education under the supervision of Eleanor Duckworth at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Desegregation
Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Development of children's thinking
Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

Distance Learning
Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Alex R Hodges
Diversity
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Philip Lee
Early Childhood Development
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Stephanie M. Jones

Stephanie Jones' research, anchored in prevention science, focuses on the effects of poverty and exposure to violence on children and youth's social, emotional, and behavioral development.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Economy and Education
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Joseph P. Kalt

Joseph P. Kalt is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy. His research focuses on exploring the economic implications and political origins of the government regulation of markets. He also heads the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy Hoffman is a vice president and senior advisor at Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit based in Boston focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for low-income young people and adults.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Educational Equity
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Aaliyah El-Amin

Aaliyah El-Amin is a practitioner and researcher committed to ensuring that educators have the knowledge and tools they need to disrupt systems of oppression. Her specific interest areas include liberatory education models, social justice schooling, critical pedagogy and youth participatory action research.

Educational Media
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Emotional Development
Paul L. Harris

Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination. His most recent book, Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others, was published by Harvard University Press in May 2012.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Entrepreneurship
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Monica C. Higgins

Monica Higgins joined the Harvard faculty in 1995 and is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) where her research and teaching focus on the areas of leadership development and organizational change.

Gregory M. Gunn

Greg Gunn co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. As president, Gunn created and led the product development team, shipping the award-winning mCLASS® handheld formative assessment platform.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

John Richards

John Richards is a senior executive in education, technology and media with extensive experience in business development and strategic planning.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Ethnic Issues
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Joseph P. Kalt

Joseph P. Kalt is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy. His research focuses on exploring the economic implications and political origins of the government regulation of markets. He also heads the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Family Issues
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

William R. Beardslee

William R. Beardslee is the academic chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and in child psychiatry and psychiatric research at Children’s Hospital.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Financial Issues in Education
James P. Honan

James Honan's teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and management, and higher-education administration.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Gender
Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

High Schools
Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy Hoffman is a vice president and senior advisor at Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit based in Boston focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for low-income young people and adults.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Higher Education Administration
Richard Chait

Richard Chait studies the management and governance of colleges and universities. Chait has expertise on terms and conditions of faculty employment, including promotion and tenure procedures, academic freedom, and faculty evaluation.

James P. Honan

James Honan's teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and management, and higher-education administration.

Patricia Albjerg Graham

Patricia Albjerg Graham is a leading historian of American education. She began her teaching career in Deep Creek, Virginia, and later taught in Norfolk, Virginia, and New York City. She has also served as a high-school guidance counselor.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Judith Block McLaughlin

Judith Block McLaughlin's work focuses on leadership and governance in higher education. As educational chair of the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents and the Harvard Seminar for Experienced Presidents, she has had the pleasure of working with over 1000 college and university presidents since the program's inception in 1990.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Matthew L. Miller

Matt Miller is a senior lecturer on education and associate dean for Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he has taught since 2006.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Joseph P. Zolner

Joseph P. Zolner is an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Higher Education Curriculum
Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Matthew L. Miller

Matt Miller is a senior lecturer on education and associate dean for Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he has taught since 2006.

Julie A. Reuben

Julie Reuben is a historian interested in the intersection between American thought and culture and educational institutions and practice.

Joseph P. Zolner

Joseph P. Zolner is an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Aysha Upchurch

Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A.

History of Education
David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Patricia Albjerg Graham

Patricia Albjerg Graham is a leading historian of American education. She began her teaching career in Deep Creek, Virginia, and later taught in Norfolk, Virginia, and New York City. She has also served as a high-school guidance counselor.

Julie A. Reuben

Julie Reuben is a historian interested in the intersection between American thought and culture and educational institutions and practice.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Philip Lee
Immigrant Issues
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Intelligence
Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Interdisciplinary Education
Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

International Education
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Labor Issues
Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Language Development
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Paul L. Harris

Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination. His most recent book, Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others, was published by Harvard University Press in May 2012.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.

David Urion

David K. Urion, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, with majors in French and Chemistry, in 1976. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980. After an internship in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he came to Children's Hospital in 1981, and has been there since then.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Leadership
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Kathryn Parker Boudett is a senior lecturer on education, director of the Data Wise Project, and faculty director of the Master's program in Learning and Teaching.

Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell's research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education.

Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Monica C. Higgins

Monica Higgins joined the Harvard faculty in 1995 and is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) where her research and teaching focus on the areas of leadership development and organizational change.

James P. Honan

James Honan's teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and management, and higher-education administration.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Judith Block McLaughlin

Judith Block McLaughlin's work focuses on leadership and governance in higher education. As educational chair of the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents and the Harvard Seminar for Experienced Presidents, she has had the pleasure of working with over 1000 college and university presidents since the program's inception in 1990.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson is the director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Learning
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

Shari Tishman

Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Lisa Schneier

Lisa Schneier was a high school teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 12 years. Her subject matter focus was English and writing, but she also taught basic literacy and math skills. She earned her Doctorate in Education under the supervision of Eleanor Duckworth at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson is the director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Learning Disorders
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

David Urion

David K. Urion, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, with majors in French and Chemistry, in 1976. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980. After an internship in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he came to Children's Hospital in 1981, and has been there since then.

Legal Issues
Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Philip Lee
Library Services
Literacy
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Pamela A. Mason

Pamela A. Mason is director of the Language and Literacy Master's program and the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab and a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Alex R Hodges
Management and Organizations
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell's research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education.

Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Mathematics Education
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Heather C. Hill

Heather C. Hill studies policies and programs designed to improve mathematics teacher and teaching quality.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Middle Schools
Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Minorities
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Joseph P. Kalt

Joseph P. Kalt is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy. His research focuses on exploring the economic implications and political origins of the government regulation of markets. He also heads the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Moral and Ethical Studies
William R. Beardslee

William R. Beardslee is the academic chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and in child psychiatry and psychiatric research at Children’s Hospital.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Julie A. Reuben

Julie Reuben is a historian interested in the intersection between American thought and culture and educational institutions and practice.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Motivation
David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Multicultural Education
Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Julie A. Reuben

Julie Reuben is a historian interested in the intersection between American thought and culture and educational institutions and practice.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Neuroscience
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

David Urion

David K. Urion, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, with majors in French and Chemistry, in 1976. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980. After an internship in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, he came to Children's Hospital in 1981, and has been there since then.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Parenting Issues
William R. Beardslee

William R. Beardslee is the academic chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Gardner Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He trained in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and in child psychiatry and psychiatric research at Children’s Hospital.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on ethnicity, culture and context and identifies unique and interactive ways in which these constructs influence parenting beliefs, parenting practices, and children mental health and academic adjustment.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Philosophy of Education
Catherine Elgin

Catherine Elgin is a philosopher whose areas of study include the theory of knowledge, philosophy of art, and philosophy of science. Recent work considers the question of what makes something cognitively valuable.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Heather C. Hill

Heather C. Hill studies policies and programs designed to improve mathematics teacher and teaching quality.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Laura A. Schifter

Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education teaching courses on federal education policy and special education. She also works as the policy director for Education 2020, a coalition of organizations advocating for a comprehensive vision to advance education birth through career, and as a fellow with the Century Foundation.

Luke W. Miratrix

Luke Miratrix was most recently an assistant professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. His primary research focus is on causality with a focus on developing methodology to assess and characterize treatment effect heterogeneity in randomized clinical trials and observational studies.

Political Theory
Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Politics of School Structure and Governance
Richard Chait

Richard Chait studies the management and governance of colleges and universities. Chait has expertise on terms and conditions of faculty employment, including promotion and tenure procedures, academic freedom, and faculty evaluation.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Judith Block McLaughlin

Judith Block McLaughlin's work focuses on leadership and governance in higher education. As educational chair of the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents and the Harvard Seminar for Experienced Presidents, she has had the pleasure of working with over 1000 college and university presidents since the program's inception in 1990.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Poverty and Children
Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Principalship
Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Professional Development for Educators
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Kathryn Parker Boudett is a senior lecturer on education, director of the Data Wise Project, and faculty director of the Master's program in Learning and Teaching.

Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments (in and out of school, online and face-to-face) can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

James P. Honan

James Honan's teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and management, and higher-education administration.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

Shari Tishman

Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Joseph P. Zolner

Joseph P. Zolner is an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is the director of professional learning and a lecturer on education in several programs including the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Aysha Upchurch

Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A.

Psychology
Paul L. Harris

Paul Harris is interested in the early development of cognition, emotion, and imagination. His most recent book, Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others, was published by Harvard University Press in May 2012.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of Harvard Project Zero.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Robert L. Selman

Robert Selman served as chair of the Human Development and Psychology area from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder within this area of the Prevention Science and Practice Program — in 1992 — and served as its first director through 1999.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education.

Meredith L. Rowe

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Racial Discrimination
Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Aaliyah El-Amin

Aaliyah El-Amin is a practitioner and researcher committed to ensuring that educators have the knowledge and tools they need to disrupt systems of oppression. Her specific interest areas include liberatory education models, social justice schooling, critical pedagogy and youth participatory action research.

Adriana Janette Umaña-Taylor

Adriana Umaña-Taylor is a professor of education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research, guided by developmental and socio-cultural ecological frameworks, focuses on understanding how individual and contextual factors interact to inform adolescents' development and adjustment.

Philip Lee
Reading Development
Joanna A. Christodoulou

Joanna A. Christodoulou works at the intersection of education and neuroscience. Her program of research, conducted at MIT in the Gabrieli Lab and at MGH Institute of Health Professions, focuses on brain and behavior correlates of development, difficulties, and intervention effects for reading.

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Medical School, and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is Academic Dean and the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society. Her research focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today's children from diverse linguistic, cultural and economic backgrounds, and is conducted largely in urban and semi-urban cities and school districts.

Catherine Snow

Catherine Snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Reform Issues
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell's research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Patricia Albjerg Graham

Patricia Albjerg Graham is a leading historian of American education. She began her teaching career in Deep Creek, Virginia, and later taught in Norfolk, Virginia, and New York City. She has also served as a high-school guidance counselor.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Steven Seidel

Steve Seidel is the director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Eduction. At Project Zero, he was principal investigator on projects that study the use of reflective practices in schools, the close examination of student work, and documentation of learning.

David Perkins

David Perkins is a founding member of Harvard Project Zero, a basic research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education investigating human symbolic capacities and their development.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Research Methods
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program that focuses on the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Bridget Terry Long

Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D. is Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, Long served as academic dean from 2013 to 2017 and was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Robert A. LeVine

Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal.

Matthew L. Miller

Matt Miller is a senior lecturer on education and associate dean for Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he has taught since 2006.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Judith D. Singer

Judith D. Singer, Ph.D., is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity at Harvard University.

John B. Willett

John Willett is an expert in statistical methods for analyzing the timing and occurrence of events; methods for modeling change, learning, and development; longitudinal research design; and methods for making causal inferences from quantitativer data.

Luke W. Miratrix

Luke Miratrix was most recently an assistant professor of Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. His primary research focus is on causality with a focus on developing methodology to assess and characterize treatment effect heterogeneity in randomized clinical trials and observational studies.

School Choice
Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

School Culture
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell's research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education.

Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program. Her research seeks to explore partnerships between youth and adults that support both individual and collective development.

Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Natasha Kumar Warikoo is associate professor of education at Harvard University. She is an expert on racial and ethnic inequality in education.

Aysha Upchurch

Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A.

School to Work
Nancy Hoffman

Nancy Hoffman is a vice president and senior advisor at Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit based in Boston focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for low-income young people and adults.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Science Education
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

Social Services and Schools
Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Special Education
Laura A. Schifter

Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education teaching courses on federal education policy and special education. She also works as the policy director for Education 2020, a coalition of organizations advocating for a comprehensive vision to advance education birth through career, and as a fellow with the Century Foundation.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is the director of professional learning and a lecturer on education in several programs including the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Standards
Richard Elmore

Richard Elmore joined the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1990, having previously taught at the College of Education, Michigan State University, and the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Robert B. Schwartz

Robert Schwartz is Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration. He held a wide variety of leadership positions in education and government before joining the HGSE faculty in 1996.

Superintendency
Robert Kegan

Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Jerome T. Murphy

Jerome Murphy is a specialist in the management and politics of education. His teaching and research focus on administrative practice and organizational leadership, government policy, program implementation and evaluation, and qualitative methodology.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Teacher Education
Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Houman Harouni

Houman Harouni is a practice-based theorist of culture and education. His work—which combines psychology, philosophy, political economy, and pedagogy—addresses the potential of institutions for maintaining or changing social relations.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is the director of professional learning and a lecturer on education in several programs including the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Teacher Education and Certification
Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane is an economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Research, a university-wide research center that works with school districts and state agencies.

Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Teachers and Teachers' Unions
Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Richard J. Murnane

Richard Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. With Greg Duncan, Murnane has examined the respects in which the growth in family income inequality in the U.S.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century.

Teaching and Learning
Kathryn Parker Boudett

Kathryn Parker Boudett is a senior lecturer on education, director of the Data Wise Project, and faculty director of the Master's program in Learning and Teaching.

Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments (in and out of school, online and face-to-face) can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators.

Tina Blythe

Tina Blythe is a lecturer on education and a project director at Harvard Project Zero.

Eleanor R. Duckworth

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Heather C. Hill

Heather C. Hill studies policies and programs designed to improve mathematics teacher and teaching quality.

Katherine K. Merseth

Katherine Merseth's work concentrates on charter schools, teacher education, mathematics education, and the case-method of instruction.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Jon R. Star

Jon Star is an educational psychologist who studies children's learning of mathematics in middle and high school, particularly algebra.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is the director of professional learning and a lecturer on education in several programs including the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Technology and Schools
Joseph Blatt

Joe Blatt is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior. His courses span both formal and informal settings.

Christopher Dede

Chris Dede's fundamental interest is developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning environments (in and out of school, online and face-to-face) can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators.

David Dockterman

David Dockterman innovates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Todd Rose

Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live.

Judah L. Schwartz

Judah Schwartz, who served on the HGSE faculty from 1985 to 2003, taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education.

Lisa Schneier

Lisa Schneier was a high school teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 12 years. Her subject matter focus was English and writing, but she also taught basic literacy and math skills. She earned her Doctorate in Education under the supervision of Eleanor Duckworth at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy is a nationally recognized leader in online and blended learning who works with states, districts, colleges and universities, and other educational organizations to enable them to build successful online and blended programs for educators and students.

Alex R Hodges
Testing
Richard J. Light

Over the past 20 years, Richard Light has been asked by five Harvard presidents — Derek Bok, Neil Rudenstine, Larry Summers, Drew Faust, and Larry Bacow — to explore ways to improve the undergraduate experience at Harvard and a diverse group of other quite different colleges.

Daniel Koretz

Daniel Koretz is an expert on educational assessment and testing policy. A primary focus of his work has been the impact of high-stakes testing.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Urban Schooling
Elizabeth City

Liz City is senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. City has served as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, in each role focused on helping all children, and the educators who work with them, realize their full potential.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto G. Gonzales is professor of education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy.

Susan Moore Johnson

Susan Moore Johnson studies, teaches, and consults about teacher policy, organizational change, and administrative practice. A former high school teacher and administrator, Johnson has a continuing interest in the work of teachers and the reform of schools.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change.

Paul Reville

Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, he completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Robert S. Peterkin

Prior to HGSE, Robert Peterkin held school superintendencies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a long career in educational leadership, from special education teacher to deputy superintendent, mainly with the Boston Public Schools.

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer's professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program.

Charles V. Willie

Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems, and family life.

Women's Studies
Patricia Albjerg Graham

Patricia Albjerg Graham is a leading historian of American education. She began her teaching career in Deep Creek, Virginia, and later taught in Norfolk, Virginia, and New York City. She has also served as a high-school guidance counselor.

Martha L. Minow

Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Writing and Literature
Vicki A. Jacobs

Vicki A. Jacobs has served as faculty director of the Teacher Education, Field Experience, and Specialized Studies Programs at HGSE.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.