Pam Grossman is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Grossman’s research focuses on the preparation of teachers and other professionals and issues of instructional quality, particularly in English Language Arts. Her most recent work focuses on practice-based teacher education and the role of core practices of teaching in teacher preparation and professional development. She is the author of The Making of a Teacher: Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Education, the editor of Teaching Core Practices in Teacher Education, and the co-editor of Taking Stock: An Examination of Alternative Certification, Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education, and Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation. Her widely cited articles have appeared in Teachers College Record, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, among others.
Grossman co-directs the Core Practice Consortium, a consortium of faculty from 11 different institutions that has been investigating pedagogies useful for helping novices learn to teach. She was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2009 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. In addition to chairing the Board for the Spencer Foundation, she currently serves on the Board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation.
Want to teach Pam Grossman’s foreword to Curiosity Studies? Consider pairing with:
- Helga Nowotny, Insatiable Curiosity: Innovation in a Fragile Future (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008).
Read more from Pam Grossman on curiosity!
- “Making the Complex World of Teaching Visible,” Phi Dela Kappan: The Professional Journal for Educators (February 24, 2020).