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GSE Teaching Award
May 4, 2010, Volume 56, No. 32



The recipient of the Graduate School of Education’s 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Peter Kuriloff, a member of the standing faculty of the School’s Foundations and Practices in Education division.

GSE singles out for this award those who have “a strong commitment to teaching and learning,” who demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for both the course material and for the students, and who are intellectually challenging and stimulating. In the words of one student, “Academically demanding yet warm, challenging yet supportive, meticulous yet inspirational, Peter Kuriloff embodies what it means to be a great educator.”

Dr. Kuriloff received his undergraduate degree from Antioch College and his doctorate in counseling psychology from Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Penn in 1970 and has twice served as division chair. In addition to teaching at GSE, Dr. Kuriloff is the senior advisor on Group Effectiveness and Career Development in Wharton’s Executive MBA program and has held a number of University-wide positions. He also serves as research director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, a coalition of independent schools. His research interests include gender dynamics and their impact on the opportunities of children; minority retention in schools and colleges; and the reinvention of schools as more inclusive, open, generous, and effective places.


Almanac - May 4, 2010, Volume 56, No. 32