• Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Higher Education

Julie Schell

Point Scholar 2003 – 2008

Julie is the senior educational research associate in the Mazur Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.  With the support of Point Foundation, Julie completed her doctorate in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Her dissertation, written while she was a Ponit Scholar, was awarded the dissertation of the year from the postsecondary education division of the American Educational Research Assocation.

Julie completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in 2012.  She has an M.S. in counseling and educational psycology and a B.S. in health sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an international expert in teaching and learning and speaks and writes extensively on educational innovation across diverse contexts, including disciplines and geographic locations.

Julie is the Co-Founder of the Peer Instruction Network, a global social network for innovative educators and founder of the education blog, Turn To Your Neighbor. Julie was part of the leadership team that developed Point Foundation's Mentoring Program, somthing she considers one of her proudest accomplishments.

Julie resides in New York with her wife and their African Basenji.  Learn more about Julie on her website.

Point offers mentorship, leadership development and community service training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students.

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