Peter Kuriloff, Ed.D., received his B.A. in history from Antioch College and his doctorate in counseling psychology from Harvard. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association in school psychology. At Penn GSE, he twice chaired the Psychology and Education Division before moving to its Teaching, Learning and Leadership Division. Currently, he teaches about building learning communities and managing change in the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. He also serves as the Senior Advisor on Team Effectiveness and Career Development in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives. He has held a number of university-wide positions, including Chair of the Grievance Commission, Chair of the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, and Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Shannon H. Andrus, Ed.D.
Shannon H. Andrus, Ed.D., earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation centered on teacher learning through inquiry in an urban public girls’ school. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University and a M.A. in Liberal Studies from St. John’s College. She taught high school English for four years prior to beginning her doctoral work. While at the University of Pennsylvania she was a part of several research teams and also worked as a Research Coach for doctoral students. She is a past Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives. Her research interests include teacher education, alternative teacher certification, gender in education and single-sex education. Dr. Andrus is currently working as an educational researcher in Colorado and also offers business writing training programs to organizations in the public and private sectors.
Charlotte E. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Charlotte E. Jacobs, Ph.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish Literature & Language from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Education focusing on Middle School Humanities from Lesley University and the Shady Hill Teacher Training Course. Dr. Jacobs taught 7th grade humanities at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, IL and was a faculty member of the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference before matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania to earn a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. She is currently an Associate Director of the Independent School Teaching Residency program at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (http://istr.gse.upenn.edu/). Dr. Jacobs is also the Executive Director of Girls Justice League, a non-profit organization supporting the social, educational, and economic rights of girls in Philadelphia (www.girlsjusticeleague.org). Dr. Jacobs’ research interests focus on issues of identity development and gender in education concerning adolescent girls of color, teacher education and diversity, and youth participatory action research.