Professor Alison Cook-Sather
Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Coordinator,
The Andrew W.Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Bryn Mawr College, USA
Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK
is the Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr College. Supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Cook-Sather has developed internationally recognized programs that position students as pedagogical consultants to prospective secondary teachers and to practicing college faculty members. She has given more than 65 keynote addresses, other invited presentations, and papers at refereed conferences in Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States, and she has published over 40 articles, 14 book chapters, and five books on how students can become partners with teachers and scholars to make education a mutually engaging and empowering process. Her books include Learning from the Student’s Perspective: A Sourcebook for Effective Teaching (Paradigm Publishers, 2009), International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary School (co-edited with Dennis Thiessen, Springer Publishers, 2007), Education Is Translation: A Metaphor for Change in Learning and Teaching (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), and In Our Own Words: Students’ Perspectives on School (co-edited with Jeffrey Shultz, Rowman& Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001). Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching & Learning: A Guide for Faculty, a book focused on developing faculty-student partnerships in higher education and co-authored with Catherine Bovill and Peter Felten, is forthcoming from Jossey-Bass. In 2010, Dr. Cook-Sather was named the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in England.