Chair: Marvin Lazerson
Marvin F. Lazerson, has been named to the Howard P. and Judith
R. Berkowitz Chair in Education "in recognition of his stellar
achievements in advancing research, practice and dynamic activity
overall in graduate education."
has been the Carruth Family Professor of Education since 1995.
Dr. Lazerson joined Penn as Dean of GSE in 1987 and served in
that post until 1994. In 1989 the deanship was endowed and he
became the first Diane and George Weiss Professor of Education
and Dean at GSE; in 1993-94 he served as Interim Provost.
member of the Institute for Research on Higher Education, Dr.
Lazersons current interests include the history and administration
of higher education and the reform of teaching and learning in
postsecondary education. In addition to research grants from the
Spencer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, he is
also the recipient of a Spencer Foundation Mentoring Award (1996-98)
and of GSEs Excellence in Teaching Award (1997).
Lazerson, an education historian, is the author and co-author
of five books and numerous articles. His publications include
"Teaching and Learning the Unfamiliar" with Ursula Wagener
in Change (1999), as well as "The Disappointments
of Success: Higher Education Since World War II" in The
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Judith R. and Howard P. Berkowitz Endowed Chair in Education was
first established in 1995 with the designation "to provide
a unique blend of a lifetime devotion to the notion of equality,
tolerance, protection of civil rights, and anti-discrimination
in all its forms."
R. Berkowitz, CW 64, chair of the GSE Board of Overseers,
just completed a ten-year term on Penns Board of Trustees.
She is also a member of the UPHS Board, the Trustees Council for
Penn Women, the Brister Society and the Alumni Society Board.
She is president of Jarby, Inc. Howard P. Berkowitz, W 62,
serves as a member of the Undergraduate Board at Wharton. He is
founder and managing partner of HPB Associates, L.P.
The Berkowitzs generosity helped successfully complete GSEs