Anand Marri

University of Rochester

Dean of the Warner School of Education 

Anand R. Marri serves as dean of the Warner School of Graduate Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. 

A former high school social studies teacher in California’s Santa Clara and San Jose school districts, Marri joined Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003 as assistant professor of social studies and education and became full professor (research) in 2017. At Teachers College, he also founded the Economic Literacy Initiative as part of the college’s Institute on Education and the Economy.


Since 2013, he has held a faculty position at Teachers College, while also serving as the highest-ranking officer for education in the Federal Reserve System. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he has been responsible for the organization’s strategic vision for community and economic development initiatives, and educational programs that reach more than 40,000 people annually. He also oversaw the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Museum and Learning Center.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the New York Fed, he was responsible for administering the organization’s EEO policy and helping ensure a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.


Marri’s academic research focuses on economic literacy, civic and multicultural education, teacher education, and urban education and has appeared in many leading education journals. He has received over $5.5 million in grants from individuals and organizations such as TC Trustee Joyce Cowin, Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York State Education Department, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served as one of the authors of The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, first published in 2013 as the guide for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners to strengthen their social studies programs. Marri was also an author in Teaching the Levees A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement (Teachers College Press, 2008.)


In addition to his extensive leadership experience, Marri currently serves on the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.