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Stanford University School of Education
Grossman, PamNomellini Olivier Professor of Education”Typically, professional development has been done by sending teachers off to workshops and classes, but the flaw in that plan is that even if the teacher is transformed in the process, he or she returns to an unchanged school and soon becomes frustrated and discouraged. . . Professional development to me means investing in teachers’ capacity to go on learning throughout their careers. School reforms come and go, but the success of any reform depends on teachers themselves.”- (from a recent interview)Dr. Grossman’s teaching and research interests center on the education of teachers and professional education more generally, policy and programmatic issues related to teacher education, and the teaching of secondary English. Her publications include: The Making of a Teacher: Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Education, a co-edited volume (with Sam Wineburg), entitled Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation, as well as articles in Teachers College Record, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Journal of Literacy Research, Teaching and Teacher Education , Review of Research in Education, among others. Her current research includes a study of pathways into teaching in New York City schools (with Don Boyd, Hamp Lankford, Susanna Loeb, and Jim Wyckoff) and a cross-professional study of preparation of clergy, teachers, and clinical psychologists. She has served as the Vice-President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) for the American Educational Research Association and as a member of AERA’s Council and Executive Board.