Mindy L. Kornhaber

Mindy L. Kornhaber is an assistant professor at  The Pennsylvania State University at University Park.  She has a dual appointment in the Education Policy Studies Department's program in   Education Theory and Policy and in the University-wide consortium for Children, Youth, and Families. 


Dr. Kornhaber's research interests are driven by one question:  How can institutions and the policies surrounding them enhance human potential both to a high degree and on an equitable basis?  Her experience investigating this question has included  studies of assessment and school reform at Harvard University's Project Zero and research into high stakes testing policies, initially undertaken at the Civil Rights Project, also at Harvard University.  At Penn State, she is investigating the effects of high stakes testing on the mission of diverse public schools.  She is working in collaboration with other professors at Penn State to explore how service learning might advance the service mission of large public universities.  She is also working in collaboration with Prof. Dorothy Evensen to understand student preparation for law school and careers in law.  

Alongside her research, Dr. Kornhaber is teaching courses relating to intellectual development and social policy.  an undergraduate course entitled "Intelligence and Education Policy"  (EDTHP497A) and a graduate course, "Testing and Educational Equity" (EDTHP597B).  

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