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Seidel Named Bauman and Bryant Chair

Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Kathleen McCartney announced today that Steve Seidel will now hold the Bauman and Bryant Chair in Arts in Education. Seidel is the director of both HGSE's Arts in Education Program and Project Zero .

"Steven Seidel is a true asset to the Harvard Graduate School of Education," said McCartney. "He has helped shape the Arts in Education Program into the finest program of its type in the nation; he has guided Project Zero through a period of terrific accomplishment; he has strengthened the school's connection to practice, and, most importantly, he has been a great teacher and mentor for our students."

Seidel's teaching and writing for the past decade have largely focused on arts education and the improvement of teaching and assessment across elementary and secondary settings. His research currently includes The Evidence Project, a study using student work as evidence of learning and teaching, and Making Learning Visible, a study of group learning and assessment in partnership with the Reggio Emilia early childhood schools in Italy.

Seidel joined the HGSE faculty in 1998. Prior to teaching at the Ed School, he taught high school theater and language arts in the Boston area for 17 years. He holds a master's and a doctoral degree from the Ed School.

The Bauman and Bryant Chair in Arts in Education was established with lead funding by Patricia Bauman and John Landrum Bryant, president and director of the Bauman Foundation, respectively. Additional support was provided by the Arts in Education Advisory Council, comprised of friends and alumni of the Ed School with a special interest in the role of arts in learning.