Lecturer Kathryn Boudett has been promoted to senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Boudett’s work focuses on how to support educators by effectively working together to improve learning and teaching. She joined the faculty as a lecturer in 2010.
“As the director of the Data Wise Project and the Learning and Teaching Program, Kathy empowers teachers to drive real improvements in the classroom and beyond,” said Dean James Ryan. “Kathy is a passionate teacher of teachers, and I am delighted that her contributions to HGSE and to the field of education are being recognized with this promotion.”
“My teaching and leadership style is intentionally collaborative, with a strong emphasis on integrating research and practice to improve learning and teaching for all children,” Boudett said. “This promotion feels like a vote of confidence both in the work I do and how I do it.”
Since coming to HGSE, Boudett, who holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard and a B.A. in economics from Yale University, has dedicated her work to helping educators figure out how to effectively use data to improve their practice. Over the years, Boudett has continued to build upon the success of the Data Wise Project by welcoming over 2000 students to its on-campus professional education experiences, and enrolling over 30,000 people in its introductory online course. In 2014, she expanded her focus to include Meeting Wise, resources for how to make meetings more successful, which included the book, Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators, a collaboration with Professor Elizabeth City.
In the coming year, Boudett will continue focusing in these areas, as well as on integrating more meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion into the Learning and Teaching Program and her courses. She will also work to create further collaborations with HGSE faculty, staff, and students to effectively meet the emerging needs of educators around the world.