A.B., High Honors, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School (1961)
M.A., Columbia University, History Department (1963)
Ph.D., With Distinction, Columbia University, History & Education (1968)
Thanks for looking me up.
Currently, I'm living in Mexico, writing books and essays about education
and formative experience. For 50 years, I studied and taught at Columbia
University, retiring from the Teachers College faculty in 2011.
Having lived reflectively, I've formed a few ideas I’d like to share. Having
outlived the compulsions of promotion and tenure, I don’t need peer-reviewed
publication to ensure that my work will count. And I don’t expect to make money
from my thoughts. Hence, at educationalthought.org I'm publishing my writing
unencumbered, free for a download, hoping others might engage it critically.
Here are a few highlights:
You can get the details of my academic career from my CV, which lists all the usual stuff. It also links to
the full-text of most of what I’ve published and to documents about some
activities I've initiated.
In 2011, Joe Levine, a good writer working for Teachers College, did a
profile about me as "The Accidental Technologist." And several years
ago, I told my story in a few pages—-what I
then anticipated hasn’t quite panned out, but it is true enough in spirit.
I have deactivated my accounts on Facebook & Twitter. They've become too
cluttered, making their value-added not worth the distraction.
I still have a web 2.0 social presence, however, somewhat shy and reticent, on LinkedIn,
Academia, LibraryThing, and Goodreads.
To interact, use robbie -at-
edthought.org or rom2 -at- tc.columbia.edu.