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A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Lagemann, Brodie Lecturer

  • 10/25/2012 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Banister Hall, Joseph McKeen Ctr for the Common Gd
  • Event Type: Lecture

A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Lagemann, Brodie LecturerELLEN CONDLIFFE LAGEMANN is the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, where she is also a Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative. She was previously the Charles Warren Professor of the History of American Education at Harvard University and Dean of the Graduate School of Education. Before that, Lagemann was President of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, and a Professor at New York University (where she was also Director of the Center for the Study of American Culture and Education). She began her career as a high-school social studies teacher and then teaching the history of American education at Barnard, Columbia, and Teachers College, Columbia University (where she was also Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Politics of Education and Editor of the Teachers College Record).

Lagemann is the author or editor of eleven books and many articles, the most recent being What is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education, which she edited with Harry Lewis. She has been President of the National Academy of Education and of the History of Education Society. From 2005-2010, she chaired the Committee on Teacher Preparation of the National Research Council, whose final report, Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy, appeared in 2010. She was a member of the Teaching Commission, founded by Louis Gerstner, and has served on many boards, including those of the Russell Sage, Markle, Greenwall, and Spencer Foundations, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (at Stanford), Jobs for the Future, the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, and the District Management Council (all in Boston, MA). She is currently a member of the board of FairTest and of the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.