About Marilyn Cochran-Smith

AAQEP is honored to have Marilyn Cochran-Smith give the opening keynote at the virtual Quality Assurance Symposium, February 23, 2021.

Cochran-Smith is Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College.

A teacher education scholar, practitioner, and advocate for more than 40 years, Cochran-Smith is widely known nationally and internationally for her scholarship regarding teacher education research, practice, and policy and for her sustained commitment to inquiry-based teaching and teacher education for equity and social justice.

A former AERA president and an elected member of the National Academy of Education, Cochran-Smith was the 2018 recipient of the AERA/Division K Legacy Award for lifetime contributions to research on teaching/teacher education. She has written 10 books and more than 200 articles, handbook chapters, chapters in edited books, and editorials. Her latest book, Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (co-authored with Molly Cummings Carney, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Stephanie Burton, Wen-Chia Chang, Beatriz Fernández, Andrew Miller, Juan Gabriel Sánchez, and Megina Baker), won AACTE’s 2020 Outstanding Book award as well as AERA/Division K’s 2019 Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching/Teacher Education.

With the support of a Spencer Foundation grant, Cochran-Smith is currently studying teacher preparation at “new graduate schools of education” (nGSEs), which are unaffiliated with universities but grant master’s degrees and teacher licensure.