Marilyn Cochran-Smith


Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College. She is also Adjunct Professor of Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and a former Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Cochran-Smith is a past president of AERA and AERA Fellow, NEPC Fellow, and Laureate Member of Kappa Delta Pi. She is a current member of NAEd’s Research Advisory Committee, a previously a member of NAEd’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Professional Development Committee. Cochran-Smith was co-chair of AERA’s National Panel on Research and Teacher Education and co-editor of their report, Studying Teacher Education (2005) as well as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Teacher Education, 2000-2006. Cochran-Smith is co-editor of the Teachers College Press series on Practitioner Inquiry, which includes more than four dozen books by practitioners and/or about practitioner research. Cochran-Smith was inaugural Koh Chair at the National Institute of Education (Singapore). She has received honorary doctorates from University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and University of Alicante (Spain) as well as numerous AERA and AACTE awards, AERA Division K’s 2019 Distinguished Contributions to Research Award and AACTE’s 2020 Best Book Award for Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Cochran-Smith, Carney, Keefe, Burton, Chang, Fern├índez, Miller, S├ínchez, & Baker, 2018). Cochran-Smith is a frequent keynote speaker nationally and internationally. She has written more than 200 articles, chapters, editorials, and policy briefs on social justice/equity, practitioner research, and teacher education research, practice and policy. She has also written 10 books, 7 of which have won national awards.

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