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Harlem Schools Partnership
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University




Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships and Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost

Dr. Nancy Streim joined Teachers College in August 2007 in the newly created position of associate vice president for school and community partnerships and special advisor to the Columbia University provost. Streim's role is to coordinate the College's activities in the New York City public schools and develop new and more intensive partnerships with the Department of Education. Streim is a leader in the field of university-school partnerships and teaches courses in educational and social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Teachers College, Streim spent nineteen years at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education where she played a key role in the development of a nationally-recognized university-assisted demonstration public K-8 school, and directed the Penn Partnership Schools Network. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College, an MSEd from the State University of New York, and a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jack mcgourty

Jack McGourty, Director, Community and Global Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School

Dr. Jack McGourty is the Director of Community and Global Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, Columbia University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering and product design, history of science and technology, and technology management.  McGourty received his Ph.D. in applied psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology with a focus on the management of technology and innovation. In addition, he completed a post-doctoral specialization program in clinical psychology from Teachers College.


Janell catlin

Janell CatlinProject Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Science Education

Dr. Janell Catlin is the project director of the Harlem Schools Partnership for Science and Math Education. Catlin brings to the project her experience as a research scientist, teacher educator and award-winning educational researcher.  In her previous position as a postdoctoral fellow at Teachers College, her research focused on urban education, student motivation to learn and engage in science, teacher motivation to practice in urban settings, and building university-school partnerships.  Catlin's work also highlights the importance of creating a bridge between students' in-school curriculum and after school programs to enhance the intrinsic motivation of students to learn.  Catlin is a graduate of Teachers College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Ph.D. and M.Phil., Science Education; M.A., Pharmacology) and Bennett College (B.S., Biology).


Promiti Dutta, Columbia Business School Liaison


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