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Gretchen B. Rossman

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gretchen B. Rossman is Professor of International Education at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in higher education administration. She has served as a visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Prior to coming to the University of Massachusetts, she was Senior Research Associate at Research for Better Schools in Philadelphia. With an international reputation as a qualitative methodologist, she has expertise in qualitative research design and methods, mixed-methods monitoring and evaluation, and inquiry in education. Over the past 25 years, she has coauthored nine books, authored or coauthored more than 40 articles, book chapters, and technical reports focused on methodological issues in qualitative research syntheses, validity in qualitative research, mixed-methods evaluation practice, and ethical research practice, as well as the analysis and evaluation of educational reform initiatives both in the United States and internationally. Professor Rossman has served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on several international projects in countries such as Azerbaijan, India, Malawi, and more, as well as external evaluator on several domestic projects, including a Department of Education-funded reform initiative, a National Science Foundation-funded middle-grades science initiative, and a number of projects implementing more inclusive practices for students with disabilities. She regularly presents papers at the annual meetings of the American Evaluation Association, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Comparative and International Education Society. She recently completed a two-year term serving as program cochair (with Sharon Rallis) for the qualitative research section of AERA's Division on Research Methodology.

BOOKS: 4 Products
  Title Lead Author/Editor Pub Date Price
Learning in the Field , Third Edition Review Copy Available
An Introduction to Qualitative Research
Gretchen B. Rossman 07-06-2011 $76.00
Designing Qualitative Research , Sixth Edition Review Copy Available
Catherine Marshall 01-06-2015 $64.00
Leading Dynamic Schools Review Copy Available
How to Create and Implement Ethical Policies
Sharon F. Rallis 06-26-2007 $28.95
Dynamic Teachers Review Copy Available
Leaders of Change
Sharon F. Rallis 08-07-1995 $27.95