Dr. Mindy L. Kornhaber

Dr. Mindy L. Kornhaber
Phone: 8148657920
Office Address:
305 Rackley Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Associate Professor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)

Department

Education Policy Studies

Programs

Educational Theory and Policy

Biography

Mindy Kornhaber is an associate professor at Penn State. She joined the faculty in 2001 after serving as a researcher at Harvard University for more than a decade. Her work draws equally from the fields of social policy and human development and focuses on two related questions: How do institutions and the policies surrounding them enhance or impede the development of individual potential? How can individual potential be developed both to a high level and on an equitable basis? For the past several years, she has been concerned with testing policies and their influence on educational equity and students' intellectual development. She is also concerned with assessment, educational equity, how theories of intelligence influence school practice, and school reform.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult
Childhood
Early Childhood

Curriculum Areas

Curriculum Issues

Education Levels

Early Childhood
Middle School/Junior High
Post-Secondary
Primary/Elementary
Professional Education

Education Types

Bicultural/Multicultural Ed
Minority Ed
Public Ed

Educational Studies

Educational Theory
Ethics and Values
Policy

Higher Education

Higher Education

Individual Difference

Cognition
Human Development

Learning

Education Access
Learning Assessment
Learning Standards

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Interpretive Research
Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

Social Issues

Charter Schools
Civil Rights and Education
Education Policy
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues

Special Education

Gifted Ed