The psychology of playing the fool

Law professor Tess Wilkinson-Ryan’s new book “Fool Proof: How Fear of Playing the Sucker Shapes Ourselves and the Social Order―and What We Can Do About It” explores the psychology of fools, dupes, cons, and morality.

Tina Rodia

Penn GSE’s María Cioè-Peña on equitable access in education

The assistant professor of education joined the Educational Linguistics Division to ensure that bilingual children with dis/abilities get the support needed to thrive; she aims to find a model where all learners get what they need without being labeled.

From Penn GSE

Setting students up for success

Microeconomics professor Anne Duchene teaches 900 first-years every fall and spring, helping fresh-out-of-high school students lay the groundwork for tackling the challenges of college coursework.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Inside Higher Ed

Why we need better data on faculty diversity

In an Op-Ed, Laura W. Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes that institutions of higher learning need better data on faculty backgrounds, their experiences and working conditions, and inequities in measures of success.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn awards largest one-time pay increase to doctoral students, while Temple remains in negotiations

Penn has awarded a nearly-25% increase in its minimum pay for doctoral students, the largest one-time boost in its history, with a statement from Interim Provost Beth A. Winkelstein.


The Wall Street Journal

Wharton professor promoted love in the workplace

Dean Erika H. James and Adam Grant spoke about the legacy of Wharton School colleague Sigal Barsade, who died earlier this month. “She lived the values of the work that she was espousing,” said James.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Widener University’s president will leave the school to join Penn’s faculty next year

Widener University President Julie Wollman will be joining Penn’s Graduate School of Education as a professor next year. Dean Pam Grossman said Wollman offers the School “tremendous experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘Traveling Black:’ the fight for freedom on roads, rail, and in the air

Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about her new book, “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance.”


The New York Times

‘Traveling Black,’ a look at the civil rights movement in motion

“Traveling Black,” a book by Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences, was featured. The work is a history of mobility and resistance in the U.S.