Anand Marri

Anand Marri

Dean of Teachers College and Professor of Educational Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 1005

About Anand R. Marri

Anand R. Marri, Ph.D., serves as Dean of Teachers College (TC) at Ball State University, the fifth largest school/college of education in the United States and the largest in Indiana. As TC’s chief executive officer, he leads over 220 faculty (tenured, tenure-eligible, and contract), over 100 staff members, and over 6,000 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Dean Marri holds responsibility for managing a $120+ million annual budget.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Teachers College 76th in the nation in overall graduate education programs in 2022, an increase of 15 spots from 2021. TC now ranks in the top 17 percent of all institutions of education across the nation in its graduate offerings.

Dean Marri also oversees the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (200+ 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade high-ability students) and the Burris Laboratory School (650+ K-12 students). U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the Indiana Academy (No. 2) and Burris (No. 7) among the top high schools in Indiana in its “2022 Best U.S. High Schools” listing.

Dean Marri’s academic research focuses on economic literacy, civic and multicultural education, teacher education, and urban education. He published in many leading education journals and quoted in major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN. He has succeeded in being awarded over $8.5 million in grants and contracts from individuals and organizations such as the Spencer Foundation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Indiana Department of Education, the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Trustee Joyce Cowin, and the Teagle Foundation.

Dean Marri began his current position on July 1, 2020. 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. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.


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.