Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education
Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A former high school social studies teacher, his research focuses on economics education, civic education, and teacher education. He is principal investigator for Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: A Curriculum for Teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit and Loot, Inc., which aim to improve the economic literacy of K-12 students. He served as one of the authors of Teaching the Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement. In addition to authoring several chapters, his work has appeared in journals such as Action in Teacher Education, New Educator, Social Education, Social Science Docket, The Social Studies, Teachers College Record, Urban Education, and Urban Review. He has also contributed articles to CNN and the New York Times. He has received over $4.5 million in grants from organizations such as Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Cowin Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.