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Anand Reddy Marri

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ph.D.   University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

A.M.    Stanford University, 1996

A.B.    Bowdoin College, 1995

Scholarly Interests

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, currently serves as Vice President and Head of Outreach & Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A former high school social studies teacher, his research focuses on economics education, civic education, multicultural education, and teacher education.

 

He is principal investigator for Understanding Fiscal Responsibility and Loot, Inc., which aim to improve the economic literacy of K-12 students. He served as one of the authors of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and Teaching the Levees. In addition to authoring several book chapters, his work has appeared in journals such as Action in Teacher Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, Multicultural Perspectives, New Educator, Social Education, Social Science Docket, Political Science Quarterly, The Social Studies, Theory & Research in Social Education, Teacher Education & Practice, Teachers College Record, Urban Education, and Urban Review. He has also contributed articles to CNN and the New York Times. He serves on the editorial board of several leading journals.

 

He has received over $4.5 million in grants from organizations such as Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Cowin Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Selected Publications

Selected Journal Articles (refereed)

 

Marri, A., Ahn, M., & Grolnick, M. (under review). Engaging high school students in the economics of public policy: A three-year longitudinal analysis of high school social studies students.

 

Jaffee, A., Marri, A., Shuttleworth, J., & Hatch, T. (in press). “I did not think it was an effective use of questioning”: Collective critical observation and reflection of social studies pedagogy. The Journal of Social Studies Research.

 

Marri, A. (2014, April 11). Promoting Economic Literacy in K-12 Schools. Teachers College Record.

 

Marri, A., Michael-Luna, S., Cormier, M., & Keegan, P. (2014). Urban pre-service K–6 teachers’ conceptions of citizenship and civic education: Weighing the risks and rewards. The Urban Review, 46 (1), 63-85.

 

Marri, A., Wylie, S., Shand, R., Grolnick, M., Huth, T., & Kuklis, L. (2013). Teaching the national debt, federal budget, and budget deficit through high school civics/government courses. Social Studies Research & Practice, 8 (2), 83-112.

 

Marri, A. (2013). Response to critics of the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum. Social Science Docket, 13 (2), 36-37.

 

Marri, A., Gaudelli, W., Cohen, A., Siegel, B., Wylie, S., Crocco, M., & Grolnick, M. (2012). Analyzing content about the federal budget, federal debt, and budget deficit in 12 most commonly used high school and college-level economics textbooks. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 36 (3), 283-297.

 

Marri, A., Ahn, M., Fletcher, J., Heng, T.,  & Hatch, T. (2012). Self-efficacy of U.S. high school teachers teaching the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit: A mixed methods case study. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 11 (2), 105-120.

 

Chandler, T. & Marri, A. (2012). Civic engagement about climate change: A case study of three educators and their practice. Fully co-authored. Journal of Social Studies Research, 36 (1), 31-58.

 

Marri, A., Crocco, M., Shuttleworth, J., Gaudelli, W., & Grolnick, M. (2012). Analyzing social issues related to teaching about the federal budget, federal debt, and budget deficit in 50 state high school social studies standards. The Social Studies, 103 (4), 133-139.

 

Taylor, A. & Marri, A. (2012). Making sense of citizenship: Urban immigrant middle and high school students’ experiences with and perspectives on citizenship, democracy, and civic education. Ohio Social Studies Review, 48 (1), 33-44.

 

Marri, A., Patterson, T., & Wylie, S. (2012). Teaching about global debt in social studies classrooms. Social Science Docket, 12 (1), 14-15.

 

 

 

 

active professional organizations

American Educational Research Association

College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies

National Association for Multicultural Education

National Council for the Social Studies

New York State Council for the Social Studies

service and work outside nyc

2007-06          Member, Executive Board of College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)
                                of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) (elected)
                         AERA Professional Development and Training Committee
                         Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
                         Editorial Board Member, Educational Foundations
                         Editorial Board Member, Multicultural Education & Technology Journal
                         Teachers College Faculty Salary Committee (elected)
                         Teachers College Affirmative Action Committee

2006-05          Program Chair, 2006 College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the
                                National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Meeting
                         AERA Professional Development and Training Committee
                         Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
                         Editorial Board Member, Educational Foundations
                         Editorial Board Member, Multicultural Education & Technology Journal
                         Teachers College Faculty Advisory Committee (elected)
                         Teachers College Affirmative Action Committee

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A&HW 4036: The teaching of social studies

Basic classroom methods for teaching social studies in secondary schools; teaching resources and aids; assessment and testing. Special fee: $10.

A&HW 4039: The United States Constitution

Course includes major philosophical foundations, problems preceding and during the convention, the struggle for ratification, detailed examination of the document, important court cases, non-written constitutional traditions, and unresolved constitutional issues.

A&HW 4041: Economic decision making in citizenship education

Selected topics in the teaching of secondary school economics that align with main themes of the New YorkState social studies curriculum.

A&HW 4530: Seminar for student teachers in social studies

Must be taken concurrently with A&HW 4730. Restricted to majors. Special fee: $20.

A&HW 6503: Doctoral seminar in Social Studies

Doctoral seminar.

A&HW 7503: Dissertation seminar in Social Studies

Dissertation seminar.

honors and awards

GRANTS AND AWARDS (FUNDED)

 

2014 - 2012            Joyce and Daniel Cowin Foundation. Learning with Interest: The Cowin Financial Literacy Project. Funded for $500,000. Principal Investigator.

 

2013 – 2012            Peter G. Peterson Foundation, New York, NY. Extension of “Understanding Fiscal Responsibility – A Curriculum for Teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit” funded for $585,000. Principal Investigator.

 

2012            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Research and curriculum development project entitled “Budget Hero for High School Classrooms: Engaging High School Social Studies Students in Public Policy Debates about the Federal Budget” funded for $7,000. Principal Investigator.

 

2013 – 2010            United States Department of Education and New York City Department of Education Community School District 12. “Our American Democracy” Teaching American History Grant funded for $997,505 ($30,000 sub-contract for Teachers College). Principal Investigator.

 

2012 – 2009            Peter G. Peterson Foundation, New York, NY. Research and curriculum development project entitled “Understanding Fiscal Responsibility – A Curriculum for Teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit” funded for $2,447,596. Principal Investigator.

 

2012 – 2009            United States Department of Education and New York City Department of Education, Community School Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. “Becoming Historians” Teaching American History Grant funded for $999,922 ($189,714 sub-contract for Teachers College). Principal Investigator.

 

2010 – 2009            Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL. Research project entitled Closing the Civic Opportunity Gap: Engaging Youth in Civic Education” funded for $39,900. Principal Investigator.

 

2010 – 2009            Teachers College, Columbia University Provost’s Investment Fund. “Improving Financial and Economic Literacy in Urban Schools Project” funded for $10,000. Principal Investigator.

 

2010 – 2009            Teachers College, Columbia University Provost’s Investment Fund. “Content-Driven Literacy Preparation for Secondary Science and Social Studies Pre-Service Teachers" funded for $20,000. Co-Principal Investigator with Professors Dolores Perin, Margaret Crocco, Ann Rivet, & Jessica Riccio.

 

2010 – 2009            Teachers College, Columbia University Dean’s Fellowship Program for Teaching and Diversity Award. Funded for $7,000 and 6 tuition points for graduate assistant.

 

2010 – 2009            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $4,000.

 

2009            Outstanding Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association Research (AERA) in Research in Social Studies Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

 

2009 – 2008            Teachers College, Columbia University Dean’s Faculty Diversity Research Award. Funded for one semester’s salary, released time from teaching for one semester (2 courses), and $2,500 research funds.

 

2009 – 2008            Teachers College, Columbia University Provost’s Investment Fund. “Using Web-based Tools to Document Teaching and Advance Teacher Education” funded for $20,000. Co-Principal Investigator with Professor Thomas Hatch.

 

2009 – 2008            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $5,280.

 

2009 – 2007            Khemka Foundation, New Delhi, India. “The Global Education and Leadership Program” funded for $754,529. Collaborated with Professors William Gaudelli, Madhabi Chatterji, Margaret Crocco, Eleanor Drago-Serverson, and President Susan Fuhrman.

 

2009 – 2005            United States Department of Education and New York City Department of Education, Community School District 7 - Region 9. “American Leaders” Teaching American History Grant funded for $904,180 ($249,652 sub-contract for Teachers College). Principal Investigator.

 

2008 – 2007            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $4,000.

 

2007 – 2005            Carnegie Corporation of New York. Research grant entitled “Enhancing Teacher Preparation for Adolescent Literacy through Interdisciplinary Learning Communities”. Funded for $100,000. Collaborated with Professors Dolores Perin, Margaret Crocco, and Ann Rivet.

 

2006            Teachers College, Columbia University Dean’s Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. Funded for one-month summer salary and $1,500 in research expenses.

 

2006 – 2005            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $4,000.

 

2005            Finalist, Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

 

2005 – 2004            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Teaching Diversity Fellowship. Funded for $7,000 and 6 tuition points for graduate assistant.

 

2005 – 2004            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $4,000.

 

2004 – 2003            Teachers College, Columbia University Dean’s Competitive Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. Funded for $1,000.

 

2004 – 2003            Teachers College, Columbia University Faculty Work Study Funding Grant. Funded for $3,500.

 

2003            Finalist, American Educational Research Association (AERA) / Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) Dissertation Award

 

2003 – 2001            Fellow, Wisconsin-Spencer Doctoral Research Program

 

2003 – 2001            Holmes Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Holmes Partnership

 

1996 – 1995            Alicia C. and Merill E. Newman Fellowship, Stanford University

 

1996 – 1995            William Robertson Coe Fellowship, Stanford University

 

office location

422B Thompson Hall 212-678-4023

biographical information

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, currently serves as Vice President and Head of Outreach & Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A former high school social studies teacher, his research focuses on economics education, civic education, multicultural education, and teacher education.


He is principal investigator for Understanding Fiscal Responsibility and Loot, Inc., which aim to improve the economic literacy of K-12 students. He served as one of the authors of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and Teaching the Levees. In addition to authoring several book chapters, his work has appeared in journals such as Action in Teacher Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, Multicultural Perspectives, New Educator, Social Education, Social Science Docket, Political Science Quarterly, The Social Studies, Theory & Research in Social Education, Teacher Education & Practice, Teachers College Record, Urban Education, and Urban Review. He has also contributed articles to CNN and the New York Times. He serves on the editorial board of several leading journals.


He has received over $4.5 million in grants from organizations such as Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Cowin Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


professional presentations

2007
How and what do secondary social studies teachers and students experience and learn from multicultural democratic education? Paper to be presented at the 2007 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Unpacking praxis with urban pre-service K-8 teachers: An instrumental-collective case study. Paper to be presented with Sara Michael-Luna, Rutgers-Newark and K. Tim Donovan, Teachers College, Columbia University at the 2007 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Preparing pre-service science and social studies teachers for adolescent literacy challenges: Reports from student-teaching classrooms. Paper to be presented with Dolores Perin, Ann Rivet, Margaret Crocco, Jessica Fitzsimons-Riccio and Beth Chase at the 2007 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

2006
Connecting diversity, justice, and democratic citizenship: Lessons from an alternative U.S. History class. Paper presented at the 2006 meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Connecting democracy and diversity: A theoretical framework incorporating the intersection of citizenship and multicultural education. Invited paper given at the R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

2005
The job market in higher education for social studies educators. Panelist in a symposium at the 2005 meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Kansas City, Missouri.

Problematizing the sacredness of "content". Paper presented at the 2005 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Connecting democracy and diversity: Genres of research in the intersection of citizenship and multicultural education (1991-2005). Paper presented at the 2005 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada.

"Our Leaders are Us": Youth activism in social movement project. Paper presented with Erica N. Walker at the 2005 American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Effective practices in economics education for pre-service teachers: A collective case study. Paper presented with Parag Joshi at the 2005 American Educational Research Association annual meeting,  Montreal, Canada.


curriculum vitae

A&HW 4036: The teaching of social studies

 Professors Gaudelli, Patterson, Wylie. Basic classroom methods for teaching social studies in secondary schools; teaching resources and aids; assessment and testing; classroom management.

A&HW 4039: The United States Constitution: Civic decision making

Professors Marri, Schmidt. Major philosophical foundations, problems preceding and during the convention, the struggle for ratification, detailed examination of the document, important court cases, non-written constitutional traditions, and unresolved constitutional issues. Selected cases from New York State history are highlighted. Satisfies the New York State civics requirement.

A&HW 4041: Economic decision making in citizenship education

Professors Marri, Siegel. Selected topics in the teaching of secondary school economics that align with main themes of New York State social studies curriculum.

A&HW 4530: Seminar for student teachers in social studies

Professors Huth, Patterson, Wylie. Must be taken concurrently with A&HW 4730. Restricted to majors. Includes issues of school safety and health issues in secondary schools.

A&HW 5503: Research paper in social studies

Professors Gaudelli, Marri, Schmidt. Required for doctoral students in fourth semester of doctoral seminar.

A&HW 6030: Research in social studies education

Professor Schmidt. Permission of instructor required. Individual fieldwork in secondary school or introductory college social studies.

A&HW 6203: Advanced fieldwork in social studies

Permission of instructor required. See description for A&HW 5203.

A&HW 6503: Doctoral seminar in social studies

Professors Gaudelli, Marri, Schmidt. Seminar focused on doctoral student research and contemporary social studies issues. Beginning doctoral students take the seminar for four consecutive semesters.

A&HW 6935: Studies in history and in the teaching of history and social studies

Professors Gaudelli, Marri, Schmidt. Permission of instructor required. Individual research and advanced historical method ordinarily related to a doctoral dissertation.

A&HW 7503: Dissertation seminar in social studies

Professors Gaudelli, Marri, Schmidt. The purpose of the dissertation seminar is to develop and refine specific topics for dissertation research. Students should enroll in the dissertation seminar beginning only in the semester in which they intend to present their dissertation proposal for departmental review.

A&HW 8903: Dissertation advisement in social studies

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. See catalog section on continuous registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

Documents & Papers

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Centers and Projects

Institute on Education and the Economy
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/iee

The Institute on Education and the Economy (IEE) is an interdisciplinary policy research center that focuses its attention on the interaction between education and the economy. The Institute is dedicated to carrying out research that will help improve educational policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels and to developing an active research community of TC students and faculty interested in these topics. IEE's research agenda includes issues such as the changes in the nature, organization, and skill requirements of work; education reforms designed to address the changing needs of the workplace; the educational value of work; learning on the job; the school-to-work model; the design and effectiveness of work-based learning, employer participation in education; academic and industry-based skill standards; and related education reforms. IEE is directed by Professor Thomas Bailey, an economist in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies. The Institute's permanent staff includes sociologists, economists, and psychologists. Several Teachers College faculty and faculty from other schools at Columbia as well as other universities and research organizations also work with the Institute.

IEE also offers many opportunities for graduate students to work on research projects under the guidance of faculty and senior researchers. Recent activities have included the development of joint faculty-student study groups on work-based learning and on community colleges. Staff at the Institute have been influential in the development and implementation of the School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994 and the Educate America, Goals 2000 Act of 1994.Reports of research findings, working papers, and non-technical Briefs are available through the IEE website, or for a nominal cost. The Institute also houses the Community College Research Center (see the description of the Community College Research Center).

Contact: Thomas Bailey
 E-mail: tb3@columbia.edu



Anand Reddy Marri appeared in the following articles:

TC's Anand R. Marri to Direct Education for NY Federal Reserve Bank (1/21/2014)

A Book as Diverse as its Topic (4/26/2013)

Ensuring Financial Literacy for Tomorrow's Citizens (12/7/2012)

Anand Marri on CNN: Teaching students to tolerate the ambiguities in the federal budget (6/11/2012)

Banking on Our Future: Kids and Financial Literacy (5/15/2012)

Bringing Economics to Scale (5/15/2012)

TC's New Federal Budget Curriculum in Edweek's "Curriculum Matters" (5/2/2012)

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores (3/8/2012)

Looking For a Few Good Ideas (12/8/2010)

On Climate Change...at TC (12/8/2010)

Curriculum on fiscal responsibility (5/19/2010)

AERA 2010 (4/1/2010)

Research Highlights (4/1/2010)

Teaching Kids About the National Debt (2/4/2010)

ANAND MARRI Article Placeholder (1/29/2010)

TC at AERA (4/21/2009)

What Works in Schools (9/23/2008)

The Value of Aiming High -- Together (5/21/2008)

Developing Young Leaders in India (4/28/2008)

TC at AERA, 2008 (3/25/2008)

Getting Back to Basics - Before It's Too Late (7/3/2007)

Learning What We Know About Equity (2/26/2007)

The Campaign Launches Major Equity Research Initiative (1/26/2007 4:46:00 PM)

Ready For Prime Time (11/10/2005 2:53:43 PM)

Costumes Spur Race Talks (11/6/2005)

Faculty Notes (9/7/2005)

"Our Leaders Are Us": Harlem Student Activists Inspire Each Other (6/7/2004)

TC Welcomes New Faculty (9/30/2003)

"Our Leaders Are Us": Harlem Student Activists Inspire Each Other (1/1/2003)