I am a historian of education and scholar of the social foundations of education with a primary interest in the relationship between education and struggles for social justice.
Most of my work focuses on the history of critical scholarship in the field of education, as reflected in my book The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race (Routledge, 2016), and on the role of social foundations in teacher education programs, as reflected in an ongoing collaboration with my colleague Michael Bowman. I am also the Book Review Editor and a member of the Editorial Team of History of Education Quarterly, the journal of the History of Education Society.
In the School of Education, I serve as the Division Head of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP) and as 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. I also coordinate social foundations coursework for secondary teacher education (syllabus for Fall 2016) and regularly co-teach Foundations of Educational Inquiry (syllabus for Fall 2016), a core course in the SOEs Ph.D. program.
Ph.D., Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, 2009