Rosetta Marantz Cohen

Myra M. Sampson Professor of Education & Child Study

Rosetta Cohen

Contact & Office Hours

By appointment.

Morgan Hall



Ed.D., M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University

M.F.A., Columbia University

B.A., Yale University


Rosetta Marantz Cohen is professor of Education and Child Study and the director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College internship program at the Smithsonian Institution. Cohen teaches courses on the history and philosophy of education. Her research is in the area of international comparative education, women’s education and John Dewey.


Cohen, R.M. (2016) The Work and Lives of Teachers: A Global Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cohen, R.M. and S. Scheer (2003) Teacher-Centered Schools: Reimagining Educational Reform in the 21st Century. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.

Cohen, R.M. and S. Scheer (Eds.) (1997) The Work of Teachers in America: A Social History Through Stories. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cohen, R.M. (1995) Understanding How School Change Really Happens: Reform at Brookville High. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Cohen, R.M. (1991) A Lifetime of Teaching: Portraits of Five, Veteran High School Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press.

Cohen, R.M. (1982) Domestic Scenes: Collected Poems. Boulder, CO: Riverstone.