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Rosetta Marantz Cohen

Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor

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Rosetta Marantz CohenRosetta Marantz Cohen is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of Education and American Studies, as well as the director of the Smith College internship program at the Smithsonian Institution.

During the 2010-11 academic year, Cohen served as an organizing fellow for the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute's yearlong project, Why Educate Women? Global Perspectives on Equal Opportunity. In February 2011, she was named the director of the Smith College's Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. She received her M.F.A., her Ed.M. and her Ed.D. from Columbia University and Columbia Teacher's College, and her bachelor's degree from Yale University.

Cohen teaches courses in the history and philosophy of education and is the author of four books on educational history and school reform.


Represented Publications


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.

Articles and Reviews

Cohen, R.M. With Susan Bourque (Spring, 2012) "Collaborating across Disciplines on Global Women's Education" On Campus with Women, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Cohen, R.M. (2011) "Subject Love" in Burned in Reflections on Maintaining the Fire to Teach. Teachers College Press: New York.

Cohen, R.M. (2010) "What it Takes to Stick it Out," in Teachers and Teaching: International Perspective on Veteran Teachers, London: Routledge.

Cohen, R.M. (2009) "What it Takes to Stick it Out," in Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice Vol. 15, 4, 471-488.

Cohen, R.M. (Fall, 2008) Kahn Chronicle. "Kahn, John Dewey and Me." Director's essay.

Cohen, R.M. (2009) Fact, Construction and Interpretation: Photographs by Sandra Matthews, Chester Michalik, and Stan Sherer. Kahn Institute publication. Introductory essay.

Cohen, R.M. "Une Vie Exceptionelle", in Risk, Courage and Women: Contemporary Voices in Prose and Poetry, 2007, (editors) Karen Waldron, Laura Labatt, Janice Brazil (University of North Texas Press).

Cohen, R.M. "Teacher Education with an Attitude" by Patrick Finn, in Teachers College Record, August, 2007.

Cohen, R.M. "It's All About the Teacher: Reallocating Resources Where They Make A Difference," Perspectives, November 2006, 14-16, Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.