Mari Koerner
Professor and Dean


  • Federal funding
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Teacher workforce

Mari Koerner received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has held faculty and administrative positions at Roosevelt University in Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Koerner was appointed as a professor and dean of the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University’s West campus in July 2006 and, after the merging of the three colleges of education at ASU, she was appointed dean of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2010, ranked 17th among the nation’s top education graduate programs for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. She has published in professional education journals and presented at major education conferences regarding teacher preparation. Koerner has been either principal investigator or co-director of many grant-funded programs, including a Teacher Quality Partnership grant for $11.5 million in 2014 for reforming  teacher prep programs to include methodologies in math and science for English-language learners, and a Kellogg Foundation Award to integrate community knowledge into the yearlong student teaching residency, iTeachAZ.