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Susan Fuhrman

Susan FuhrmanAKA Susan H. Fuhrman

Born: c. 1943

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President, Teachers College, Columbia

Proponent of accountability in schools, gauged by standardized test performance.

Husband: (physician, three sons)

    High School: Hunter College High School, New York City, NY (1961)
    University: BA History, Northwestern University (1965)
    University: MA History, Northwestern University (1966)
    University: PhD Political Economy, Teachers College, Columbia University (1977)
    Teacher: Social Studies, Eron Preparatory School, New York City, NY (1966-70)
    Teacher: Social Studies, Eron Preparatory School, New York City, NY (1966-70)
    Professor: Education Policy, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (1989-95)
    Administrator: Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania (1995-2006)
    Administrator: President, Teachers College, Columbia University (2006-)

    American Educational Research Association VP (past)
    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Trustee
    Consortium for Policy Research in Education Founder & Chair, Management Committee (1985-)
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    National Academy of Education
    National Coalition on Asia and International Studies in the Schools
    Obama for America
    Member of the Board of Pearson (2004-)
    Coca-Cola Foundation Council for Corporate & School Partnerships
    Fund for New Jersey Board member

Author of books:
The Governance of Curriculum (1994, with Richard F. Elmore)
Rewards and Reform: Creating Educational Incentives that Work (1996, education, ed.)
From the Capitol to the Classroom: Standards-Based Reform in the States (2001, public policy, ed.)
Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education (2004, education, ed. with Richard F. Elmore)
National Standards and School Reform in Japan and the United States (2004, education, ed. with Gary Decoker)
American Institutions of Democracy: The Public Schools (2005, education, ed. with Marvin Lazerson)
The State of Education Policy Research (2007, education, ed. with David K. Cohen & Fritz Mosher)


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