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Anand Marri

Anand Marri

Professor (on research leave)
Deans Office
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 322A
(585) 275-0880
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, Stanford University (social studies education)
BA, Bowdoin College (government and legal studies)

Anand R. Marri became dean of the Warner School on January 1, 2019. He is the former vice president and head of outreach and education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was a professor of social studies and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

A former high school social studies teacher in California’s Santa Clara and San Jose school districts, Marri joined Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003 as assistant professor of social studies and education and became full professor (research) in 2017. At Teachers College, he founded the Economic Literacy Initiative as part of the college’s Institute on Education and the Economy, and worked closely with faculty on a variety of multidisciplinary projects.

From 2013-18, while holding a faculty position at Teachers College, he also served as the highest-ranking officer for education in the Federal Reserve System. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he was responsible for the organization’s strategic vision for community and economic development initiatives, and educational programs that reach more than 40,000 people annually. He also oversaw the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Museum and Learning Center. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the New York Fed, he was responsible for administering the organization’s EEO policy and helping ensure a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.

Marri’s academic research focuses on economic literacy, civic and multicultural education, teacher education, and urban education and has appeared in many leading education journals. He has received over $5.5 million in grants from individuals and organizations such as TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York State Education Department, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served as one of the authors of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, first published in 2013 as the guide for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners to strengthen their social studies programs. Marri was also an author in Teaching the Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement (Teachers College Press, 2008.)

In addition to his extensive leadership experience, Marri currently serves on the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education. 

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