Gerald Campano
Associate Professor and Chair, Reading/Writing/Literacy Division


  • English language learners
  • Minority students

Gerald Campano studies immigrant identities and education, as well as university partnerships with either schools or faith-based organizations.  An associate professor and chair of the Reading/Writing/Literacy Division at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, Campano has previously worked as a full-time classroom teacher in Texas, Puerto Rico and California, and with adult English-language learners in Philadelphia. Campano has earned numerous teaching awards at the elementary and university level and has over 50 academic publications. He is a Carnegie Scholar and the recipient of the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research from the National Council for the Teachers of English for his book “Immigrant Students and Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Remembering.”