Dr. Ann Lieberman was previously a Senior Scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Lieberman is widely known for her work in the areas of teacher leadership and development, collaborative research, networks and school-university partnerships, and the problems and prospects for understanding educational change.
Her latest book is Mentoring Teachers: Navigating the Real World Tensions (with S. Hanson and J. Gless). Her other books include Inside the National Writing Project: Connecting Network Learning and Classroom Teaching (with Diane Wood), Teachers: Transforming Their World and Their Work, and Teachers in Professional Learning Communities: Improving Teaching and Learning (with Lynne Miller). Lieberman has served on numerous national and international advisory boards, including those of the United Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. She is also a past president of the American Educational Research Association.
As a researcher she is currently working on deepening the field's understanding of different structures that support school reform including networks, partnerships and coalitions. She has recently been to Shanghai, Finland and Singapore as a speaker and a learner. She is involved in a collaboration between teachers in several elementary schools in the U.S. who will go to Beijing and work with Chinese teachers introducing ways of teaching and learning.
Lieberman received her BA and Ed.D at UCLA and her MA at California State University at Northridge, where she also received an honorary degree.