Zachary Herrmann is the Director of the Project-Based Learning Certificate program. In this role, he develops and leads professional learning focused on teacher and leader development, innovation, and creative problem solving. Dr. Herrmann taught high school mathematics for several years, during which time he developed a collaborative professional development network of schools dedicated to improving teaching and learning with a focus on complex tasks, collaborative learning, and equity.
Dr. Herrmann also serves as a lecturer at Penn GSE, where he teaches within the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, the Education Entrepreneurship program, and the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program. One of the courses he teaches at Penn GSE is “Collaboration & Conflict,” a new course which engages students in a cross-disciplinary exploration of how people work together to solve complex problems. He also teaches management communication within the core curriculum of the M.B.A. program at Wharton, as well as within the undergraduate program.
Ed.L.D. (Education Leadership) Harvard University, 2017
Ed.M. (Education Administration and Leadership) University of Illinois, 2013
M.A. (Secondary Teaching) Stanford University, 2007
B.S. (Mathematics) University of Illinois, 2006
Areas of Expertise
Creative problem solving