Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- SFK-Success for Kids today announced the appointment of Dr. Marybeth Gasman as the Chair of the organization’s Education Advisory Board. In this role, she is responsible for working with a team of expert researchers to provide guidance to SFK on its educational strategy, innovation, curriculum and keeping at pace with the global educational issues.
Dr. Gasman is an Associate Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author or editor of many award-winning books related to education. She has published many peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Teachers College Record, the American Educational Research Journal, and Educational Researcher to name a few. In 2006, the Association for the Study of Higher Education awarded her with the Early Career Award.
Dr. Gasman is a Vice President-Elect for the American Education Research Association and serves on advisory boards for the United Negro College Fund and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.
“Dr. Gasman is a highly respected researcher and seasoned educator who has dedicated her life to the education of our children and young people. We are proud to have her lead a distinguished team of experts to take SFK to new heights - we are excited to welcome her to SFK,” said Dr. Heath Grant, CEO, Global Education and Outreach, SFK.
Dr. Gasman’s research has been cited in various media venues, including: The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio, Inside Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN. She’s also been cited in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education where she also blogs about education.
“Marybeth is a consummate professional with a personal mission and passion for helping disadvantaged populations to reach their full potential. Through our years of work together, she continues to be innovative in her research,” added Dwayne Ashley, CEO, Global Operations, SFK. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table that will greatly benefit the children we serve.”
About her new role, Dr. Gasman said, “I am excited to work with SFK and to providing meaningful educational opportunities to children and young people around the world. Through my research I know that there is immense potential that goes untapped and undeveloped in young people. SFK is focused on changing that and I’m happy to be a part of its efforts.”
For more information about SFK-Success for Kids go to SFK.org.