Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Educational Research; Professor of Sociology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; Executive Editor of the Teachers College Record; Indirector of the EdLab; Director of the Gottesman Libraries 

Gary Natriello

Gary Natriello is the Ruth L. Gottesman Professor in Educational Research and Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. He teaches graduate courses in the social organization of schools and classrooms, the social dimensions of assessment processes, the sociology of online learning, and research methods.

Professor Natriello is the Director of the Teachers College EdLab, a design and development unit devoted to creating new educational possibilities for the information age. Professor Natriello is the executive editor of the Teachers College Record and the Director of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College.

He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University, and a member of the New Media Center at the Institute for Data Science and Engineering at Columbia University.

Professor Natriello is the author of several books, including Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing Against Catastrophe, and From Cashbox to Classroom. Recent articles include: Modest Changes, Revolutionary Possibilities:  Distance Learning and the Future of Education; Imagining, Seeking, Inventing: The Future of Learning and Emerging Discovery Networks; and Online Assessment and Diverse Learners. He is the author of the chapter on Networked Learning in the Handbook of Educational Psychology.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Stanford University. He has also been a post-doctoral fellow in the NIMH Program in Structurally Induced Social Problems and Mental Health in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.