John Puckett

Higher Ed, P-12

  • Civics
  • History of education
  • Safety and violence
  • Security

John Puckett is professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where he has been associate dean for faculty affairs, a National Academy of Education postdoctoral fellow, and a Fulbright scholar to Germany. Since arriving at Penn, he has been actively involved in building university partnerships with West Philadelphia schools. He has co-authored a number of journal articles and book chapters with College of Arts and Sciences faculty affiliated with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, advancing the development of university-assisted community schools and academically based community service.  His single-authored or co-authored books include “Foxfire Reconsidered: A Twenty-Year Experiment in Progressive Education”; “Leonard Covello and the Making of Benjamin Franklin High School: Education As If Citizenship Mattered”; “Dewey’s Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform”; and “Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University.”