Member Since: 2014
Suzanne Wilson is currently Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Wilson was previously University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where she currently served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Her undergraduate degree is in history and American Studies from Brown University; she also has a M. S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Wilson was the first director of the Teacher Assessment Project (PI, Lee Shulman), which developed prototype assessments for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Wilson is a committed teacher, having taught undergraduate, MA, and doctoral classes in educational policy, teacher learning, and research methods. She has written on teacher knowledge, curriculum reform, educational policy, and teacher learning. Her current work concerns exploring various measures of teaching and teachers’ understanding that might be used for teacher education and education research, as well as a study of the contemporary and jurisdictional battles over who should control teacher education and licensure. She has published in American Educator, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Elementary School Journal, Journal of Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Teaching Education. She is author of California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education (Yale, 2003), and editor of Lee Shulman’s collection of essays, Wisdom of practice: Essays on teaching, learning, and learning to teach (Jossey-Bass, 2004).