Academic Appointments


  • Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Graduate School of Education

Administrative Appointments


  • Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education (2000 - 2014)
  • Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017 - Present)
  • Member, National Academy of Education (2009 - Present)
  • Board Member, The Spencer Foundation (2012 - Present)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, Steering Committee, K-12 Initiative (2019 - Present)
  • Faculty Director, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (2019 - Present)
  • Principal Investigator, Teachers for a New Era (2007 - Present)
  • Boeing Professor of Teacher Education, University of Washington (1996 - 2000)
  • Full Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1999 - 2000)
  • Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1992 - 2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington (1988 - 1992)
  • English Teacher, University High School, San Francisco, CA (1977 - 1983)
  • Life Skills Teacher, Upward Bound Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1980 - Present)
  • Career Education and Counseling, Adult Learning Programs of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (1979 - 1980)
  • English Teacher, Thacher School, Ojai, CA (1976 - 1977)
  • Basic Skills Teacher, CETA Youth Program Skills Center, New Haven, CT (1975 - 1976)

Professional Education


  • BA, Yale University, English (1975)
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, Instructional Research and Curriculum Design (1981)
  • EdS, Stanford University, Evaluation (1988)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Curriculum and Teacher Education (1988)

Research Interests


  • Assessment, testing and measurement
  • Professional Development
  • Teachers and Teaching

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Study of classroom practice in middle school English Language Arts (with Susanna Loeb), funded by the Carnegie Corporation;

Study of pathways into teaching in New York City Schools (with Don Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, and Jim Wyckoff).

Cross-professional study of the teaching of practice in programs to prepare teachers, clergy, and clinical psychologists (funded by the Spencer Foundation).

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Leveraging Observation Tools for Instructional Improvement: Exploring Variability in Uptake of Ambitious Instructional Practices TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD Cohen, J., Schuldt, L., Brown, L., Grossman, P. 2016; 118 (11)
  • LEE S. SHULMAN (1938-) ROUTLEDGE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF EDUCATIONAL THINKERS Grossman, P., Wineburg, S., Cooper, J. A. 2016: 563–68
  • The Test Matters: The Relationship Between Classroom Observation Scores and Teacher Value Added on Multiple Types of Assessment EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER Grossman, P., Cohen, J., Ronfeldt, M., Brown, L. 2014; 43 (6): 293-303
  • Learning from Teacher Observations: Challenges and Opportunities Posed by New Teacher Evaluation Systems HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW Hill, H. C., Grossman, P. 2013; 83 (2): 371-384
  • Measure for Measure: The Relationship between Measures of Instructional Practice in Middle School English Language Arts and Teachers' Value-Added Scores AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION Grossman, P., Loeb, S., Cohen, J., Wyckoff, J. 2013; 119 (3): 445-470

    View details for DOI 10.1086/669901

    View details for Web of Science ID 000318158300008

  • Recruiting Effective Math Teachers: Evidence From New York City AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Hammerness, K., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Ronfeldt, M., Wyckoff, J. 2012; 49 (6): 1008-1047
  • Mentoring That Fits EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Grossman, P., Davis, E. 2012; 69 (8): 54-57
  • Framework for Teaching Practice: A Brief History of an Idea TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD Grossman, P. 2011; 113 (12): 2836-2843
  • The effectiveness and retention of teachers with prior career experience ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Ing, M., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., O'Brien, R., Wyckoff, J. 2011; 30 (6): 1229-1241
  • The Influence of School Administrators on Teacher Retention Decisions AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Ing, M., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Wyckoff, J. 2011; 48 (2): 303-333
  • Learning from Multiple Routes EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Grossman, P., Loeb, S. 2010; 67 (8): 22-27
  • Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS Boyd, D. J., Grossman, P. L., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Wyckoff, J. 2009; 31 (4): 416-440
  • Complex Interactions in Student Teaching Lost Opportunities for Learning JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION Valencia, S. W., Martin, S. D., Place, N. A., Grossman, P. 2009; 60 (3): 304-322
  • Learning to Look Beyond the Boundaries of Representation Using Technology to Examine Teaching (Overview for a Digital Exhibition: Learning From the Practice of Teaching) JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION Hatch, T., Grossman, P. 2009; 60 (1): 70-85
  • Research on pedagogical approaches in teacher education Studying teacher education Grossman, P. Routledge. 2009: 437–488
  • Teaching Practice: A Cross-Professional Perspective TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD Grossman, P., Compton, C., Igra, D., Ronfeldt, M., Shahan, E., Williamson, P. W. 2009; 111 (9): 2055-2100
  • Redefining teaching, re-imagining teacher education TEACHERS AND TEACHING Grossman, P., Hammerness, K., McDonald, M. 2009; 15 (2): 273-289
  • Learning From the Practice of Veteran and Novice Teachers A Digital Exhibition JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION Hatch, T., Sun, C., Grossman, P., Neira, P., Chang, T. 2009; 60 (1): 68-69
  • Surveying the Landscape of Teacher Education in New York City: Constrained Variation and the Challenge of Innovation EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS Boyd, D., Grossman, P. L., Harnmerness, K., Lankford, R. H., Loeb, S., McDonald, M., Reininger, M., Ronfeldt, M., Wyckoff, J. 2008; 30 (4): 319-343
  • Learning from curriculum materials: Scaffolds for new teachers? Annual Meeting of the American-Educational-Research-Association Grossman, P., Thompson, C. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2008: 2014–26
  • Constructing coherence - Structural predictors of perceptions of coherence in NYC teacher education programs JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION Grossman, P., Hammerness, K. M., McDonald, M., Ronfeldt, M. 2008; 59 (4): 273-287
  • Back to the future: Directions for research in teaching and teacher education AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL Grossman, P., McDonald, M. 2008; 45 (1): 184-205
  • Respondng to our critics - From crisis to opportunity in research on teacher education Annual Meeting of the American-Educational-Research-Association Grossman, P. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC. 2008: 10–23
  • Learning from curriculum materials: Scaffolds for new teachers? Teaching and teacher education Grossman, P., Thompson, C. 2008; 24 (8): 2014-2026
  • Becoming a professional: Experimenting with possible selves in professional preparation Teacher Education Quarterly Ronfeldt, M., Grossman, P. 2008; 35 (3): 41-60
  • Responding to our critics: From crisis to opportunity in research on teacher education Journal of Teacher Education Grossman, P. 2008; 59 (1): 10-23
  • Constructing coherence: Structural predictors of perceptions of coherence in NYC teacher education programs Journal of Teacher Education Grossman, P., Hammerness, K. M., McDonald, M., Ronfeldt, M. 2008; 59 (4): 273-287
  • 14 Dismantling dichotomies in teacher education Handbook of research on teacher education: Enduring questions in changing contexts Grossman, P., McDonald, M., Hammerness, K., Ronfeldt, M. 2008: 243
  • Surveying the landscape of teacher education in New York City: Constrained variation and the challenge of innovation Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Boyd, D., Grossman, P. L., Hammerness, K., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., McDonald, M., Reininger, M., Ronfeldt, M., Wyckoff, J. 2008; 30 (4): 319-343
  • Back to the future: Directions for research in teaching and teacher education American Educational Research Journal Grossman, P., McDonald, M. 2008
  • Curriculum materials for elementary reading: Shackles and scaffolds for four beginning teachers ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JOURNAL Valencia, S. W., Place, N. A., Martin, S. D., Grossman, P. L. 2006; 107 (1): 93-120
  • HOW CHANGES IN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ALTER THE TEACHER WORKFORCE AND AFFECT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY Boyd, D., Grossman, P., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Wyckoff, J. 2006; 1 (2): 176-216
  • Complex by design: Investigating pathways into teaching in New York City schools Journal of teacher education Boyd, D. J., Grossman, P., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., Michelli, N. M., Wyckoff, J. 2006; 57 (2): 155-166
  • Teaching subject matter American Educational Research Journal Grossman, P., Schoenfeld, A., Lee, C. 2005
  • District policy and beginning teachers: A lens on teacher learning EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS Grossman, P., Thompson, C. 2004; 26 (4): 281-301
  • Transitions into teaching: Learning to teach writing in teacher education and beyond JOURNAL OF LITERACY RESEARCH Grossman, P. L., Valencia, S. W., Evans, K., Thompson, C., Martin, S., Place, N. 2000; 32 (4): 631-662
  • UNACKNOWLEDGED KNOWLEDGE GROWTH - A RE-EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF TEACHER-EDUCATION TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION GROSSMAN, P. L., RICHERT, A. E. 1988; 4 (1): 53-62