Please join us for the 2011 Tisch Lecture featuring Dr. Priscilla Wohlstetter, Diane and MacDonald Becket Professor in Education Policy at University of Southern California & Distinguished Tisch Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Teachers College, for " A Welcome Earthquake: Shifting Responsibilities for Public Education." Dr. Priscilla "Penny" Wohlstetter's research interests include accountability in education, the policies and politics of education reform, and organizational innovations in education. She has written extensively on charter schools and strategic alliances in education. Her work in the area of accountability includes an annual report (now in its sixth year) on the academic and financial performance of charter schools in California, and online stakeholder satisfaction surveys for parents, students and staff in K-12 public schools.
Teachers College, Columbia University is an institution with a rich and distinguished record in the field of education. Decade after decade, since its founding in 1887, the College has anticipated concerns and acted with initiatives to advance educational reforms and issues. With its tradition of innovation and insights, the College is one of the leading schools of education in the country, if not the world, embracing three fields: education, psychology and health.