Karen Symms Gallagher

Expert on educational policy and online education

Professor and Veronica and David Hagen Chair in Women's Leadership

USC Rossier School of Education


  • online education
  • massive open online courses
  • educational policy and administration
  • teacher preparation and development
  • the dynamics of teacher-education reform
  • the politics of education
  • the “No Child Left Behind” Act
  • college rankings
  • educational entrepreneurism

Additional Information

  • Author of Politics of Education Yearbook: The Politics of Teacher Preparation Reform (2000) and Shaping School Policy: A Guide to Choices, Politics and Community Relations (1992)
  • President, Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities, Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities
  • Association of California Independent Colleges & Universities representative to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

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