Harvard Graduate School of Education
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|Dean||Bridget Terry Long|
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University and one of the top schools of education in the United States. It was founded in 1920, when it was the first school to establish the EdD degree. Led by Dean Bridget Terry Long, the mission of HGSE is to prepare leaders in education and to generate knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success. It seeks to accomplish this mission by operating at the nexus of practice, policy, and research.
HGSE offers two doctoral programs: the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) and the Doctor of Education Leadership (EdLD). The PhD program replaced the EdD program, which enrolled its final cohort of students in fall 2013. HGSE also offers thirteen master's programs.
It is associated with the Harvard Education Publishing Group whose imprint is the Harvard Education Press and publishes the Harvard Educational Review. The Monroe C. Gutman Library is the school's primary library and one of its four main buildings.
Current faculty members
- Catherine E. Snow, Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education
- Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education
- Thomas Kane, Professor of Education
- Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education
- Jerome Murphy, Harold Howe II Professor of Education
- Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Education
- Julie Reuben, Professor of Education
- John B. Willett, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education
- Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Associate Professor of Education and Economics
- Richard Murnane, Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society
- Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer of Education
Past faculty members
- Carol Gilligan
- Patricia Graham, Professor of Education
- Robert Kegan William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development
- Lawrence Kohlberg
- Kathleen McCartney, former dean, Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Education, current President of Smith College
- Gerald S. Lesser (1926–2010), psychologist who played a major role in developing the educational programming included in Sesame Street.
- James E. Ryan, former dean, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, current President of the University of Virginia
- Israel Scheffler
- Charles V. Willie, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus
- Neal Baer, executive producer, Law and Order: SVU; former executive producer and writer, ER
- Nínive Clements Calegari, CEO of 826 National and founding executive director of 826 Valencia
- Geoffrey Canada, founder, Harlem Children's Zone
- Joanne V. Creighton, former president of Mount Holyoke College
- Elizabeth Dole, former United States Senator from North Carolina and wife of Bob Dole
- Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy
- Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator; first woman to receive an Ed.D. from HGSE
- Jason Kamras, 2005 National Teacher of the Year
- Timothy Lannon, president of Creighton University
- James McGreevey, former New Jersey state governor
- Martha Minow, dean, Harvard Law School
- Thomas Payzant, A.B. Williams; M.A.T, Ed.D. Harvard; Superintendent Boston Public Schools, San Diego Unified School District, Oklahoma City Public Schools; Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
- Jodi Picoult, American author
- Theodore R. Sizer, A.B. Yale; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard; Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education (1964-1972); Headmaster, Phillips Andover Academy (1972-1981) ; Founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, and Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School; author of numerous books on public education reform.
- Anne Sweeney, president, Disney-ABC Television Group
- Michael Johnston, Colorado state senator, co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools
- Robyn Ochs, bisexual and LGBT rights activist, speaker
- Joan Wexler (born 1946), Dean and President of Brooklyn Law School
- Peggy R. Williams, former president of Ithaca College
- Guadalupe Guerrero, superintendent of Portland Public Schools
- Sandra Sucher, business executive; professor, HBS MBA program
- Denise Juneau, superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, former Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction
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- Fox, Margalit. "Gerald S. Lesser, Shaper of ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 84", The New York Times, October 4, 2010. Accessed October 4, 2010.