Gary Natriello is the Ruth L. Gottesman Professor in Educational Research and Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor Natriello directs the Gottesman Libraries and is the executive editor of the Teachers College Record. He is also a past editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a past-chair of the Publications Committee of the American Educational Research Association.
Professor Natriello is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College and a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University. His prior affiliations have included the Center for the Social Organization of Schools and the National Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Youth, both at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Natriello is the author of several books, including Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing Against Catastrophe, and From Cashbox to Classroom. Recent articles include: The History and Promise of Assessment and Accountability in Title I; Vouchers, Privatization and the Poor; and Rethinking the Organization and Effects of Schooling: The Post-Industrial Conundrum.
Professor Natriello holds an A.B. in English from Princeton University, an A.M. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Stanford University. He has also been a post-doctoral fellow in the NIMH Program in Structurally Induced Social Problems and Mental Health in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.