Lori Shorr

Lori A. Shorr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

 251 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Ritter Hall, College of Education
Philadelphia, PA 19122

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Areas of Professional Interest

Policy and its intersections with educational environments and outcomes; importance of community involvement in policy-making and school improvement efforts; federal, state and local policy, cultural understandings of power and community; theories of subject formation and its intersection with schools; charter school policies; district/charter relations.

Recent Scholarship
“Jumping Class: A Writing Curriculum for 9-12th Grade Using Postsecondary Education Opportunity’s Income and Education Level Research Data,” Philadelphia Public School District Office of Career Education, 1999.
Agreeing on What Matters: Efforts to Align Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment in Philadelphia from Pre-School Through College, GEAR-UP, 2001 (Second Edition,2002).
“The Discursive Production of Student-Parents: Theory, Class, and Coalition Politics,” in The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties while You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and serve. University of Illinois Press, 1998.
University/Community Partnerships “Reinventing Community,” with Steve Parks, Teaching Writing in the Late Age of
Print. Hampton Press, 2003.
“Learning Your Privilege as Loss,” with Nancy Rothman and Steve Parks, in Metropolitan Universities Journal: An International Forum. 2001.
"Building Community through Learning: Moving Students into the University by Moving Outside of the Classroom," in Restructuring for Urban Student Success, 2000.