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Tisch Lecturer

Teachers College would like to welcome Dr. Susanna Loeb as this year's Tisch scholar.

Dr. Loeb is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, faculty director of CEPA Labs, and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education.

She specializes in education policy, looking at policies and practices that support teachers and school leaders. Her work spans the range of age-level, including early education, k12 and higher education. Her recent work focuses on information barriers to teaching improvement and parenting.

Loeb is a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a member of the National Academy of Education.  She holds a doctorate in economics and a master of public policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s in political science and civil engineering from Stanford University.

Please keep an eye on the Event Calendar and join us for a special colloquium by Dr. Loeb later this Fall!

Lecturer Background

The Distinguished Tisch Lecture, made possible by the generosity of Laurie M. Tisch, aims to support a visiting lecturer speaking about a topic considered important to the future of education in the broadest sense.

Laurie M. Tisch is the founder of the Tisch Foundation, which supports the arts, art in education, educational reform, and efforts to improve the quality of life in New York City.  Ms. Tisch is Vice Chair of the Teachers College Board of Trustees.

The Tisch Lecture began in Academic Year 2000-2001 with Dr. Bernard R. Gifford serving as the inaugural lecturer.


 2014–2015 Reed Stevens
 Cyborg Learning
 2011–2012 Helen Clark
 Education and International Development


Priscilla Wohlstetter

Sharing responsibilities for public education: Where public meets private—the new education landscape


Robert Siegler

Leveling the Playing Field for Learning Math


James A. Banks

Diversity and Citizenship Education in Global Times


Richard Rothstein

Towards a TC Report Card on Equity in American Education


Pedro Noguera

City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education


Jane Junn

Educating Democratic Citizenship: What Good is Education for Democracy


Vera John Steiner



Bernard Gifford

Closing the Chasm Between Promise and Reality: Location-independent Learning and Teaching

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