Susan H. Fuhrman
Dr. Fuhrman earned a B.A. in History, with highest honors, from Northwestern University in 1965; an M.A. in History from Northwestern University in 1966; and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1977. She wrote her dissertation at Teachers College on "The Classification of Roll Call Votes in New Jersey."
Fuhrman, S., & Lazerson, M. (Eds.) (2005). American institutions of democracy. The Institutions of American Democracy series. New York: Oxford University Press.
Fuhrman, S. (2004). "Less than meets the eye: Standards, testing and fear of federal control." In N. Epstein (Ed.), Who's in charge of the schools? The tangled web of education power and policy. Denver andWashington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
Elmore, R. & Fuhrman, S. (Eds.). (2004). Redesigning accountability. New York: Teachers College Press.
Fuhrman, S. (2003). "Riding waves, trading horses. The twenty-year effort to reform education." In D.T. Gordon (Ed.), A nation reformed? American education 20 years after A Nation At Risk (pp. 7-22).Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Fuhrman, S. (2003). Redesigning accountability systems in education. CPRE Policy Briefs. Philadelphia, PA: Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
Fuhrman, S. (Ed.). (2001). From the Capitol to the classroom: Standards-based reform in the States, One hundredth yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago: University of ChicagoPress.
Carr, M. & Fuhrman, S. (1999). "The politics of school finance." In Making Money Matter: Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance. National Academy of Sciences Press.
Fuhrman, S. & O'Day, J. (Eds.). (1996). Rewards and reform: Creating educational incentives that work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman is the President of Teachers College,
Dr. Fuhrman previously served as Dean of the University of
In 2007, Crain’s New York Business named Dr. Fuhrman one of the 100 most influential women in business in
In March 2008, Dr. Fuhrman was one of five women honored by New York City Comptroller William Thompson at an event co-sponsored by the Women’s City Club of New York and the League of Women Voters as part of Women’s History Month. Dr. Fuhrman was recognized for her expertise in her field; the respect accorded her by her peers and colleagues; her commitment to serving others; and her demonstrated commitment to making New York City a more vibrant, inclusive and healthy place to live.
Dr. Fuhrman has also received the 2008 Distinguished Leaders in Education Award from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.
In fall 2008, Dr. Fuhrman became NAE President-elect, and began her four-year term as President of the organization in fall 2009. She was first elected an NAE member in 2002, and became Secretary-Treasurer in 2005. Founded in 1965, NAEd advances the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice.
Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman is the President of Teachers College, Columbia University, founding Director and Chair of the Management Committee of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), and past President of the National Academy of Education. She is a former Vice President of the American Educational Research Association as well as a former Trustee Board member of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a former non-executive Director of Pearson plc, the international education and publishing company.
Dr. Fuhrman has received the Ronald F. Campbell Award for a Distinguished Career of Scholarship and Action from the Politics of Education Association. She is a memberof the National Academy of Education, and was elected its Secretary-Treasurer in 2005.