Anna Neumann conducts research on teaching in urban colleges and universities with an eye toward improving first-generation college students’ subject-matter learning. Her current research strives to identify teaching strategies that advance students’ understandings of core disciplinary ideas associated with liberal learning, and concomitantly, professional development strategies and programs for supporting teaching improvement. Neumann’s research, which also examines professors’ intellectual careers, doctoral students’ learning of research, and academic organization and leadership, has been funded by the Teagle Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Office of Education, the Lilly Endowment, TIAA-CREF, and others. Neumann has been named a Fellow of the American Education Research Association for “exceptional scientific and scholarly contributions to education research” and “significant contributions to the field.” In 2013 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education. She is a recipient of the AERA Division J Exemplary Research Award presented to scholars “whose published research has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and understanding in the field of higher education.” She is past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.