Harvard President Drew Faust introduced James E. Ryan, a leading scholar of education law and policy, who will become the new dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) this fall, at a welcome ceremony in Gutman Library on Monday. Ryan, said Faust, has a “deep understanding and dedication to education and especially to the transformative power of education.”

Ryan, whose work focuses on educational opportunity, has discussed his new role with the Harvard Gazette.

(In a question-and-answer session here, Ryan discuss his vision. And the story on his appointment is here.)

James Ryan on the mission of HGSE and its role in education reform

James Ryan on his passion for education

James Ryan on how his approach to teaching will inform his work at HGSE

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