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Isaac Gottesman

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Education

Office: E155a Lagomarcino 901 Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 0438
Email: isaacg@iastate.edu

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I am an Associate Professor and Division Head of Teaching, Learning, Leadership & Policy (TLLP) in the School of Education. I also serve as Area Lead for Social and Cultural Studies of Education (SCS), coordinate Social Foundations and Multicultural/Social Justice Education coursework for secondary teacher education, and serve as an elected member and social sciences representative on ISUs Graduate Council. As service to the field, I am the Book Review Editor and member of the Editorial Board for History of Education Quarterly, the journal of the History of Education Society in the U.S.


Research Interests

History of Education

History of Academic Fields and Disciplines (particularly humanities and social sciences and interdisciplinary, e.g. Education and Jewish Studies)

Social and Cultural Foundations in Teacher Preparation

Critical Theories of Education

History of the U.S. Left


Select Publications

Isaac Gottesman (2016), The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race (Routledge) (Critics' Choice Award, American Educational Studies Association, 2017)

Michael Bowman and Isaac Gottesman (2017), "Making the Socio-Historical Visible: A Place-Conscious Approach to Social Foundations in Practice-Centered Teacher Preparation," Teaching and Teacher Education 68, 232-240.



Ph.D., Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, University of Washington, 2009

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon, 2002

Certification, Middle/Secondary Social Studies, University of Oregon, 2002

M.A., Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

B.S., Political Science, University of Oregon, 1997

South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon, 1992