Harvard Graduate School of Education
Coat of arms of the School
|Dean||James E. Ryan|
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.|
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University, and is 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 Ed.D. degree.
It offers three doctoral programs: the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.), the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and the Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D.). The Ph.D. program replaces the Ed.D. program, which enrolled its final cohort of students in fall 2013. HGSE also offers thirteen masters programs. These include Master of Arts in Education, Education Policy and Management, Higher Education, International Education Policy, Special Studies, Technology Innovation and Education, Teacher Education, Mind, Brain and Education, Prevention Science and Practice, School Leadership, Human Development and Psychology, Language and Literacy, and Learning and Teaching.
Led by Dean James E. Ryan, 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.
The Monroe C. Gutman Library is the school's primary library for and one of its four main buildings.
Current faculty members
- Deborah Jewell-Sherman, is the first woman professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She served as superintendent of the Richmond (VA) Public Schools from 2002 to 2008 and built a reputation as one of the most successful urban district superintendents in the country.
- 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
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 Smith College president
- Gerald S. Lesser (1926–2010), psychologist who played a major role in developing the educational programming included in Sesame Street.
- Israel Scheffler
- Charles V. Willie, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus
Alumni (master's and doctoral)
- 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
- Jodi Picoult, American author
- Theodore Sizer, former dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education; former headmaster, Phillips Andover Academy
- 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
- Kelly Qualman, co-founder of the Acera School in Winchester, Massachusetts
- Randall Dunn, head of school at the Latin School of Chicago, NAIS Board of Trustees
- Peggy R. Williams, former president of Ithaca College
- Guadalupe Guerrero, superintendent of Portland Public Schools
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