I am a historian of education and scholar of social foundations of education focused on the relationship between education and social justice. I have two primary lines of inquiry. First, I study the history of critical theories in the field of education. Most notable in this line of inquiry is my book The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race, which was published in Michael Apple’s series in Critical Social Thought with Routledge. The book was recently named a Critics’ Choice Award Winner by the American Educational Studies Association. Second, I study the role of social foundations in teacher education. This work, which I have undertaken with my colleague Michael Bowman, has most recently been published in Teaching and Teacher Education.
In service to the field, I am the Book Review Editor and a member of the Editorial Team for History of Education Quarterly, the journal of the History of Education Society. I am also the faculty advisor for the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal housed in the SOE that is run by an editorial board of graduate students from departments and programs across the university.
In the School of Education, I serve as Head of the Division of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP) and am on the SOEs Leadership Team. I also coordinate social foundations coursework (CI 204) for secondary/p-12 teacher education.
Ph.D., Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, 2009