Professor Susan F. Semel has taught social studies
at the Dalton School, and social foundations of education, secondary
education and social studies education at Adelphi University and
She received her A.B. in history from Wheaton College (Norton,
MA), and her M.A.T., Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia
Professor Semel has received Critics Choice Awards from the American
Educational Studies Association, in 1993 for The Dalton School
and in 2000 for "Schools of Tomorrow..." and
two Spencer Foundation grants for her research on the City and
Country School in New York City and the transition to coeducation
at Wheaton College in Norton MA.
She teaches courses in social foundations of education and secondary
social studies at City College. She also teaches History of Education in the Urban Education Ph.D. program at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Professor Semel is affiliated with the Institute of Education
at the University of London and the Southwark Education Authority
in South London, where since 1989, she has brought U.S. students
for courses and student teaching. She is also appointed to faculty in the CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. program in Urban Education.
- Sadovnik, A.R. and Semel, S.F. (eds). (2002) Founding Mothers
and Others: Women Educational Leaders During the Progressive
Era. Palgrave@ St. Martin's Press.
- Sadovnik, A.R. and Semel, S.F. (2001). Urban School Improvement:
A Challenge to Simplistic Solutions to Educational Reform.
Educational Researcher 30(9): 27-32.
- The author of The Dalton School: The Transformation of
a Progressive School (1992)
- Coauthor of Exploring Education (1994, 2000, new edition
- Coeditor of the International Handbook of Educational Reform
(1992), "Schools of Tomorrow," Schools of Today: What
Happened to Progressive Education (1999) and Founding Mothers:
Women Educational Leaders During the Progressive Era (2002).
- She is on the editorial board of Educational Foundations
and is co-editor of the History of Schools and Schooling series
at Peter Lang Publishing.
Recipient of three American Educational Studies Association Critics
- 2002 for Founding Mothers and Others
- 2000 for "Schools of Tomorrow," Schools of Today
- 1993 for The Dalton School