Pam Grossman is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education and the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. A distinguished scholar, she came to Penn from Stanford University’s School of Education, where she was the Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Education. At Stanford she founded and led the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching and established the Hollyhock Fellowship for early career teachers in underserved schools. Before joining Stanford, she was the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington.
Dr. Grossman’s research focuses on the preparation of teachers and other professionals and issues of instructional quality, particularly in English Language Arts. Her most recent work examines practice-based teacher education and the role of core practices of teaching in teacher preparation and professional development. She has authored or edited five books including her most recent co-authored book, Core Practices for Project-Based Learning: A Guide for Teachers and Leaders (Harvard Education Press, 2021). Dr. Grossman has served on numerous boards and executive committees for professional organizations and foundations, including the American Educational Research Association, the National Academy of Education, and the Carnegie Foundation of Advancement of Teaching. She currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Spencer Foundation.