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U. of Penn Education Dean Is New President of Columbia U. Teacher's College

Susan H. Fuhrman, dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, will become the next president of Columbia University's Teachers College. She will succeed Arthur Levine, the longtime president of the institution, who announced last fall that he would step down in July.

Ms. Fuhrman has led Penn's education school since 1995. She received a joint Ph.D. in political science and education from Columbia University and Teachers College in 1977. She taught politics and education at Teachers College before joining the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, from where Penn hired her.

This article, written by Robin Wilson and Jennifer Jacobson, appeared in the May 19th, 2006 publication of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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