New Graduate School of Education Dean: Andrew Porter of Vanderbilt

From: The University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Andrew C. Porter, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership Policy and Organization and Director of the Learning Sciences Institute in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, has been named Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. His appointment is effective August 1, 2007. A nationally-known scholar and educator, Dr. Porter is an expert in quantitative methods. He also has a deep understanding and appreciation for the important role that historical and qualitative approaches play in understanding the processes of education and human development. He has also served as Chair of the Publications and Editorial Advisory Board of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

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