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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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Heather C. Hill

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

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an educational ethnographer who studies the transition to college and the undergraduate years. She is a lecturer on education at HGSE where she teaches courses in college student development, student affairs, and youth activism. Her classes focus on strategies for helping students thrive in diverse academic environments.

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
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.

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.

Robert Kegan

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an educational ethnographer who studies the transition to college and the undergraduate years. She is a lecturer on education at HGSE where she teaches courses in college student development, student affairs, and youth activism. Her classes focus on strategies for helping students thrive in diverse academic environments.

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
Robert Kegan

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

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

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.

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
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.

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 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.

At-Risk Youth
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.

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.

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.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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.

Richard Weissbourd

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

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.

Paola Uccelli

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

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.

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.

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.

Katherine K. Merseth

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

Child Abuse
Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Robert Kegan

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

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.

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 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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Terrence Tivnan

Terrence Tivnan teaches courses on research methods and data analysis. He has helped thousands of students get off to a good start in learning about statistics and research in education. He received his M.A.T.

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
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.

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.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an educational ethnographer who studies the transition to college and the undergraduate years. She is a lecturer on education at HGSE where she teaches courses in college student development, student affairs, and youth activism. Her classes focus on strategies for helping students thrive in diverse academic environments.

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.

Robert Kegan

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

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

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.

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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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
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.

Tina Blythe

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

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.

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 works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

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.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

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.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

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.

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 Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

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
Robert Kegan

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

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Gregory M. Gunn

Greg Gunn is a leader in using technology, innovation, and venture capital investing to promote progress in education. As founder of Lingo Ventures, he makes early-stage investments in education and workforce technologies.

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.

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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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 E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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
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.

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

Richard Weissbourd

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

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph P. Zolner

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

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an educational ethnographer who studies the transition to college and the undergraduate years. She is a lecturer on education at HGSE where she teaches courses in college student development, student affairs, and youth activism. Her classes focus on strategies for helping students thrive in diverse academic environments.

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.

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 Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

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.

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.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

Paola Uccelli

Paola Uccelli is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). 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.

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.

Paola Uccelli

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Hehir

Tom Hehir served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999. As director, he was responsible for federal leadership in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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.

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.

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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership<P>Learning
Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson is the director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where he is also a principal investigator, a lecturer on education at HGSE, and the educational chair at Harvard’s Learning

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.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

Katherine C. Boles

Katherine Boles is a senior lecturer on education and director of the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Vicki A. Jacobs

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

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Hehir

Tom Hehir served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999. As director, he was responsible for federal leadership in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich 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.

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.

Paola Uccelli

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

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.

Alex R Hodges
Management and Organizations
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.

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.

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.

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 a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

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 E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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 on education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty co-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
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.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

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 Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich in Switzerland and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and MIT.

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.

Robert Kegan

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychology whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development. Specifically, her research focuses in on two broader areas.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer on education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty co-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 works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

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.

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.

Heather C. Hill

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

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.

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.

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.

Laura A. Schifter

Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches courses on federal policy and special education. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute leading the K12 Climate Action initiative and a fellow with the Century Foundation.

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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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 works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

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.

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.

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

Poverty and Children
Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer on education at HGSE and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty co-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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

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.

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.

Katherine C. Boles

Katherine Boles is a senior lecturer on education and director of the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

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.

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.

Robert Kegan

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

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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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
Robert Kegan

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

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Terrence Tivnan

Terrence Tivnan teaches courses on research methods and data analysis. He has helped thousands of students get off to a good start in learning about statistics and research in education. He received his M.A.T.

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an educational ethnographer who studies the transition to college and the undergraduate years. She is a lecturer on education at HGSE where she teaches courses in college student development, student affairs, and youth activism. Her classes focus on strategies for helping students thrive in diverse academic environments.

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
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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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.

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.

Vicki A. Jacobs

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

Nadine Gaab

Nadine Gaab is an associate professor of Education. She received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Zürich 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.

Paola Uccelli

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

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.

Richard Weissbourd

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

Reform Issues
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.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Hehir

Tom Hehir served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999. As director, he was responsible for federal leadership in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Weissbourd

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Terrence Tivnan

Terrence Tivnan teaches courses on research methods and data analysis. He has helped thousands of students get off to a good start in learning about statistics and research in education. He received his M.A.T.

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
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.

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.

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.

Josephine M. Kim

Josephine Kim is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the former faculty director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she launched award-winning K-16 pipeline programs.

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
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.

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
Thomas Hehir

Tom Hehir served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999. As director, he was responsible for federal leadership in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Laura A. Schifter

Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education with the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she teaches courses on federal policy and special education. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute leading the K12 Climate Action initiative and 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.

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.

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.

Superintendency
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.

Robert Kegan

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

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.

Katherine C. Boles

Katherine Boles is a senior lecturer on education and director of the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Vicki A. Jacobs

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

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.

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
Katherine C. Boles

Katherine Boles is a senior lecturer on education and director of the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

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 is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.

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.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roberto G. Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales is professor of education at HGSE and director of the newly formed Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), a university-wide effort aimed at advancing and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant c

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.

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Weissbourd

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

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 (HGSE). With a background in linguistics, she studies socio-cultural and individual differences in language and literacy development throughout the school years.