Information For:

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

Faculty & Research

Laura A. Schifter

Lecturer on Education

Laura A. Schifter

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2014); Ed.M., Harvard University, (2007)
Email:  [javascript protected email address]
Faculty Assistant:  Judith Wasserman


Laura Schifter is a lecturer on education teaching courses on federal education policy and on special education. She also works as a fellow with the Century Foundation where she writes about issues impacting students with disabilities. Schifter completed her doctoral studies in the Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied issues in special education. Specifically, her research focused on patterns and policies related to high school graduation of students with disabilities. She previously worked as a senior education and disability advisor for Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and served as an education fellow for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. She also taught elementary school in San Francisco. Schifter earned an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College.

Click here to see a full list of Laura Schifter's courses.

Areas of Expertise
How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to Harvard.,(2015)
News Stories