Anand Marri

Anand Marri

Dean of Teachers College and Professor of Educational Studies

Curriculum Vitae


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About Anand R. Marri

Dr. Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., serves as Dean of Ball State University's Teachers College (TC) since July 1, 2020. As TC’s chief executive officer, he leads over 220 faculty (tenured, tenure eligible, and contract), over 100 staff members, and over 5,000 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Dr. Marri holds responsibility for managing a $120+ million annual budget.

Dr. Marri’s academic research focuses on economic literacy, civic and multicultural education, teacher education, and urban education. He has published in many leading education journals and other publications. He has been awarded over $6.5 million in grants and contracts from individuals and organizations such the Spencer Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and Teachers College, Columbia University Trustee Joyce Cowin.

He previously held senior faculty and leadership positions at Teachers College, Columbia University, the University of Rochester, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition to his extensive leadership experience, Dr. Marri currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education.


Ph.D., Education, 2003

University of Wisconsin–Madison

M.A., Teaching in Social Science with emphasis in Cross-cultural,

Language, and Academic Development, 1996

Stanford University

B.A., Government and Legal Studies, 1995

Bowdoin College

Recent Research and Publications

Marri, A. (in press). Issues that really matter in teacher education in the time of COVID-19. The Teacher Educator.

Marri, A. (in press). Using K-12 schools to promote civic engagement through economic literacy. The Good Society: A Journal of Civic Studies.

Marri, A., & Long, G. (in press). Teaching about the 2008 global recession. In B. Maguth and G. Wu (Eds.)., College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and Global Education. Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies.

Marri, A., & Chandler, T. (in press). Addressing a world with limits: Economics, sustainability, and social studies. In M. Crocco and B. Vosburg-Bluem (Eds.), Creating a Sustainable Future: What Role Will Citizens Play? Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies.

Marri, A., & Reyes, E. (2018). Turning the skills gap into an opportunity for collaboration: Case studies of partnership development in New York and Puerto Rico. In C. V. Horn, S. Andreason, H. Prince, & T. Greene (Eds.), Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Sonu, D., & Marri, A. (2018). Hidden curriculum in financial literacy: Neoliberalism, standards, and teaching. In T. Lucey and K. Cooter (Eds.), Financial Literacy for Children and Youth (2nd ed.; pp. 7–26). New York: Peter Lang.