Information For:

Give back to HGSE and support the next generation of passionate educators and innovative leaders.

Faculty & Research

Faculty Experts

Switch to Faculty Directory | Faculty and Staff Directory | Administrative Offices Directory
View: Active | Affiliated | Emeriti/Retired | Faculty by Expertise
Achievement Issues
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.

Heather C. Hill

Heather Hill is the Jerome T. Murphy professor in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies teacher and teaching quality and efforts to improve both. Her expertise includes teacher professional development, teacher education, instructional coaching, curriculum implementation, the quality of K-8 U.S.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

Adolescence
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.

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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

Jon R. Star

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

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

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 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.

Adult Development
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

At-Risk Youth
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.

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.

Martha L. Minow

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

Mandy Savitz-Romer

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

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bilingual 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.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

Charter 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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

Jon R. Star

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

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.

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.

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.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

Civic Education
Gretchen Brion-Meisels

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

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.

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

Cognitive 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.

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.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

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

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.

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.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at HGSE, where she directs the Creative Computing Lab, and an affiliate in Computer Science.

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.

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.

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 HGSE, where she directs the Creative Computing Lab, and an affiliate in Computer Science.

Counseling and Clinical Psychology
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.

Jacqueline Zeller

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

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.

Cultural Studies
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.

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.

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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

Jon R. Star

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

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers 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.

Distance Learning
Alex R Hodges

Alex Hodges, MLS, ABD, is the HGSE librarian and director, Monroe C. Gutman Library. As full-time, non-ladder faculty, he serves as a member of the faculty of education and Lecturer on Education. During academic year 2021-2022, Hodges is the faculty director of HGSE’s specialized studies Ed.M. program for online, part-time students.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

Diversity
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.

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.

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.

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 psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

Early Childhood Development
Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

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.

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.

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.

Economy and Education
Thomas Kane

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

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.

Christopher Dede

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

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.

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.

Educational Equity
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.

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.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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.

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
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.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

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

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.

Entrepreneurship
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.

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.

John Richards

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

Christopher Dede

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Martha L. Minow

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

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.

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

Family Issues
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.

Martha L. Minow

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

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.

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.

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.

William R. Beardslee

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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 has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, fairness and privacy, 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 psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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
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.

Joseph P. Zolner

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

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.

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.

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

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 Curriculum
Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

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.

Joseph P. Zolner

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

Julie A. Reuben

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

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.

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.

Julie A. Reuben

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

Immigrant Issues
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.

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.

International Education
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership
Paul Reville

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

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers 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.

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.

Monica C. Higgins

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

James P. Honan

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

Christopher Dede

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vicki A. Jacobs

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

Christopher Dede

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

Tina Blythe

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

Jon R. Star

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

Learning Disorders
Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

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.

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.

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 has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, fairness and privacy, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop.

Library Services
Alex R Hodges

Alex Hodges, MLS, ABD, is the HGSE librarian and director, Monroe C. Gutman Library. As full-time, non-ladder faculty, he serves as a member of the faculty of education and Lecturer on Education. During academic year 2021-2022, Hodges is the faculty director of HGSE’s specialized studies Ed.M. program for online, part-time students.

Literacy
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

Alex Hodges, MLS, ABD, is the HGSE librarian and director, Monroe C. Gutman Library. As full-time, non-ladder faculty, he serves as a member of the faculty of education and Lecturer on Education. During academic year 2021-2022, Hodges is the faculty director of HGSE’s specialized studies Ed.M. program for online, part-time students.

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.

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.

Management and Organizations
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

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

Elizabeth City

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

Mathematics Education
Jon R. Star

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

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 Hill is the Jerome T. Murphy professor in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies teacher and teaching quality and efforts to improve both. Her expertise includes teacher professional development, teacher education, instructional coaching, curriculum implementation, the quality of K-8 U.S.

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.

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
Jon R. Star

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent 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.

Minorities
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 psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Martha L. Minow

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

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.

Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

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
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.

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.

Multicultural Education
Catherine Snow

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

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.

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.

Julie A. Reuben

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

Neuroscience
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.

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.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

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

Parenting Issues
William R. Beardslee

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

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy Hill is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on parenting and adolescent development.

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.

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.

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
Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

Paul Reville

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

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers 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.

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 K-12 Climate Action initiative and a fellow with the Century Foundation.

Heather C. Hill

Heather Hill is the Jerome T. Murphy professor in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies teacher and teaching quality and efforts to improve both. Her expertise includes teacher professional development, teacher education, instructional coaching, curriculum implementation, the quality of K-8 U.S.

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.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

Political Theory
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.

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.

Politics of School Structure and Governance
Paul Reville

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

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers 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.

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.

Poverty and Children
Paul Reville

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

Fernando Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers 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.

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.

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.

Principalship
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
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.

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.

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.

Joseph P. Zolner

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

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at HGSE, where she directs the Creative Computing Lab, and an affiliate in Computer Science.

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.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is a lecturer on education teaching courses in the art of teaching, special education, and teacher leadership. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

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.

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.

Christopher Dede

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

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.

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.

Tina Blythe

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

Psychology
Alexis Redding

Alexis Redding is an expert on the college experience and student development. Her research focuses on the transition to college and examines how students navigate the undergraduate years.

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.

Jon R. Star

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

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

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.

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.

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.

Metta Karuna McGarvey

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

Racial Discrimination
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.

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.

Reading Development
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.

Nonie K. Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is 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.

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.

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.

Reform Issues
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.

Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

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 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.

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.

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.

Martha L. Minow

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

Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell

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

Christopher Dede

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

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.

Research Methods
Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School Culture
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.

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.

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.

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.

School to Work
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.

Social Services and Schools
Mandy Savitz-Romer

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

Special Education
Laura A. Schifter

Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education 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 K-12 Climate Action initiative and a fellow with the Century Foundation.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is a lecturer on education teaching courses in the art of teaching, special education, and teacher leadership. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Standards
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.

Teacher Education
Jon R. Star

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

Houman Harouni

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

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is a lecturer on education teaching courses in the art of teaching, special education, and teacher leadership. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

Teacher Education and Certification
Jon R. Star

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

Thomas Kane

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

Vicki A. Jacobs

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

Christopher Dede

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

Teachers and Teachers' Unions
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
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.

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.

Jon R. Star

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

Heather C. Hill

Heather Hill is the Jerome T. Murphy professor in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studies teacher and teaching quality and efforts to improve both. Her expertise includes teacher professional development, teacher education, instructional coaching, curriculum implementation, the quality of K-8 U.S.

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.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at HGSE, where she directs the Creative Computing Lab, and an affiliate in Computer Science.

Rhonda Bondie

Rhonda Bondie is a lecturer on education teaching courses in the art of teaching, special education, and teacher leadership. Throughout her career, she has focused on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms.

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.

Technology and Schools
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.

Christopher Dede

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

Alex R Hodges

Alex Hodges, MLS, ABD, is the HGSE librarian and director, Monroe C. Gutman Library. As full-time, non-ladder faculty, he serves as a member of the faculty of education and Lecturer on Education. During academic year 2021-2022, Hodges is the faculty director of HGSE’s specialized studies Ed.M. program for online, part-time students.

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.

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.

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan is an associate professor at HGSE, where she directs the Creative Computing Lab, and an affiliate in Computer Science.

Testing
Richard J. Light

Richard Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning. His Ph.D. is from Harvard in statistics.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women's Studies
Martha L. Minow

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

Writing and Literature
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.

Vicki A. Jacobs

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