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Cally Waite

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., New College; M.A., Stanford University; Ed.D., Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

The transformation of higher education in the late 19th century;  historical theory and methodology.

Selected Publications

Permission to Remain Among Us: Education for Blacks in Oberlin, 1880-1914 (Greenwood Press).
"The Invisible ‘Talented Tenth', Women and Dubois" (Feminist Engagements).
"Fighting Injustice Through Education" (History of Education).

useful web sites

A&HH 4070: History of Education in the United States

Professors Waite, Erickson, or Weneck. Considers the development of American education in the context of American social and intellectual history.

A&HH 4074: Historical visions of teachers and teaching

Professor Waite. A critical examination of popular representations of teachers during the 20th century.

A&HH 4901: Research and independent study

Faculty. Permission of instructor required.

A&HH 5070: History and theory of higher education

Professor Waite. Fundamental ideas that have shaped liberal education in the United States and basic issues that arise in the formulation of purposes, policies, and educational programs in colleges and universities.

A&HH 5076: History of African-American education

Professor Waite. An exploration of informal and formal education from slavery to the present.

A&HH 5670: Colloquium in history and education

Professor Waite. Discussion of research and teaching topics in history and education.

A&HH 6041: Historical method

Faculty. Permission of instructor required. Methods, principles, and problems of historical research and interpretation. Designed for students throughout the College undertaking systematic inquiries on historical topics.

A&HH 6970: Advanced doctoral seminar

Presentation of dissertation proposals and drafts and explorations of the employment prospects of specialists in history and education.

A&HH 8901: Dissertation advisement in history and education

Faculty. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees