Mary Futrell

Mary Futrell
Professor Emerita, Education Policy

Between 1995 and 2010, Dr. Mary Hatwood Futrell served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Her areas of expertise include teacher development, national certification of teachers, national standards, and the problems of violence in schools. Dr. Futrell was Co-Director of GSEHD's Center for Curriculum, Standards, and Technology (CCST). She is a member of the Board of the Kettering Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Leadership; she serves on the Editorial Board of Phi Delta Kappan; and she is the past President of Education International. She published articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Record, Foreign Language Annals, and Education Administration Quarterly. She formerly served two terms as President of the National Education Association, President of the Virginia Education Association, and a high school teacher and department chair.

Ed.D., The George Washington University
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., Virginia State College


Futrell, M. H. & Gomez, J. (2003). Making it work: Conclusions regarding diversity as an unifying theme in standards, assessment and accountability. In Convergence or divergence: Alignment of standards, assessment and issues of diversity. Washington DC: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.