Gerald K. LeTendre

Dr. Gerald K. LeTendre is the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration, and co-editor of The American Journal of Education. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) in sociology from Harvard University and was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship to do fieldwork among Tibetan refugees. He completed his graduate work at Stanford University where he received his Master's (sociology) and Ph.D. (education).  He has been the recipient of a Japan Foundation Fellowship, a Johann Jacobs Young Scholar Award, and a Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bremen in Germany (2003-2004) and a Fulbright Research Scholar at Sophia University in Tokyo (2016).


His current research focuses on how information and communication technology (ICT) -- specifically social robots -- is changing teacher work roles and teacher professional development around the world.


Dr. LeTendre has published on a broad range of topics in comparative and international education, His books include Learning to be Adolescent (Yale University Press), Improving Teacher Quality (Teachers College Press, co-authored with Motoko Akiba), Promoting and Sustaining a Quality Teacher Workforce (Emerald, co-edited with Alex Wiseman), and most recently The International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy (Routledge, co-edited with Motoko Akiba).