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Faculty Directory

CIED faculty and staff listing

Penn State's CIED students benefit from an exceptionally strong cadre of committed scholars from a wide range of backgrounds in educational inquiry and practice. Penn State's CIED faculty is particularly strong in the social science foundations of educational research.

For more information on the faculty listed, please click their name and that will bring up their directory page.

Core Faculty

  • David P. Baker, Professor of Education and Professor of Sociology
  • Katerina Bodovski, Associate Professor of Education
  • Mark Brennan, UNESCO Chair for Rural Community Leadership and Youth Development and Professor of Leadership and Community Development
  • Soo-yong Byun, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Allison S. Henward, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
  • John Holst, Associate Professor of Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
  • Matt Kaplan, Professor of Intergenerational Programs and Aging
  • Kevin Kinser, Professor of Education and Education Policy Studies Department Head
  • Gerald LeTendre, Professor of Education
  • David Post, Professor of Education and of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Esther Prins, Associate Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
  • Kai Schafft, Associate Professor of Education
  • Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and Labor & Employment Relations
  • Joseph M. Valente, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
  • Nicole Webster, Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty