Dean James Ryan has announced that Karen Brennan, Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, and Sarah Dryden-Peterson have been promoted to associate professor, and Elizabeth City has been promoted to senior lecturer on education. The faculty members join David Deming whose promotion to full professor was announced in May.
“Karen, Ebony, Liz, and Sarah are beloved members of this community, and for good reason. They are exceptional teachers, insightful scholars, and true leaders — both in their broader fields and right here at HGSE,” Ryan said. “It is my pleasure to be able to recognize their vital contributions to our School with these very well-deserved promotions.”
Brennan’s research explores the ways in which learning environments in and out of school, online, and face-to-face, can be designed to support young people's development as computational creators; Bridwell-Mitchell focuses on three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education; and Dryden-Peterson looks at the connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies in conflict and post-conflict settings. Brennan, Bridwell-Mitchell, and Dryden-Peterson all joined the faculty in 2012.
City, who joined the HGSE faculty in 2009, has worked as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and consultant, where she has focused on helping all children and educators who work with them recognize their full potential. She has served as director of the Doctor of Education Leadership Program since its launch in 2010.