Past Visiting Faculty
Professor Nimrod Aloni
Visiting Fall 2011
Professor Nimrod Aloni is the UNESCO Chair in Humanistic Education at the Institute for Educational Thought, Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel. A graduate of Teachers College, he earned his Ph.D. in the late 1980s, with Professor Maxine Greene serving as his dissertation sponsor.
Visiting Fall '10
A&HF 4094: School and Society
Dr Jen Glaser is senior faculty at the Mandel Leadership Institute, an institute of higher learning in Jerusalem that focuses on educational and social leadership, and a member of the faculty of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Jen is co-director of the Israel Center for Philosophy in Education where she runs a philosophy in schools project that reaches across different sectors of society, including Palestinian, Jewish, and Druze Communities.
Jen's interests lie in philosophical anthropology (questions of personal and collective identity and identification), dialogical education, and children's philosophical thinking. She is particularly interested in cultural and religious traditions and how we initiate the young into particular forms of life. This leads to an interest in issues of pluralism and civic life.
Jen is currently involved in two research projects - one jointly with the University of Trento in Italy on The Aesthetics of Lived Community, thinking about place, culture, and community building. The other is a civics project with two German universities titled Narrative, Dreams, and Imagination: Israeli and German Youth Imagine Their Futures.
Visiting Summer '10
A&HF 4090: Philosophies of Education, A&HF 4091: The Call to Teach
Darryl De Marzio is Assistant Professor of the Foundations of Education at the University of Scranton where he teaches courses in the history and philosophy of education. His primary areas of scholarship include the ethics of teaching, humanistic teacher-education, and the philosophy of Michel Foucault. Currently, Darryl is studying gift-theory as a way of understanding teacher-subjectivity and pedagogical relations. Recent publications include, “The Teacher’s Gift of Sacrifice as the Art of the Self” (Philosophy of Education, 2009), “Dealing with Diversity: On the Uses of Common Sense in Descartes and Montaigne” (Studies in Philosophy and Education, in press), and “Dialogue, the Care of the Self, and the Beginning of Philosophy” (Thinking, in press).
Professor James Stillwaggon
Visiting Fall 2009
A&HF 4090: Philosophies of Education
James Stillwaggon is an Assistant Professor at Iona College's School of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches courses in educational philosophy and diversity. His primary areas of study include pedagogical relations, teacher identity, and the intersection of theories of subjectivity and education. Other areas of interest include the portrayal of teacher and student identity in popular film and problems of recognition in democratic education. Recent publications include "Performing for the Students: Teaching Identity and the Pedagogical Relation" (Journal of Philosophy of Education, Vol. 42, No.1) and "Inviolable Laws, Impossible to Keep: Orwell on Education, Suffering and the Loss of Childhood" (Educational Theory, in press).
Professor Mordechai Gordon
Visiting Fall 2008
A&HF 4196: Identity and Ideals: Visualizing Human Flourishing
Mordechai Gordon is an associate professor of education in the Division of Education at Quinnipiac University. His areas of specialization are in foundations of education, teacher education, and democratic education. He is the editor of Hannah Arendt and Education: Renewing our Common World, winner of the 2002 AESA Critics Choice Award, and the author of Ten Common Myths in American Education (Holistic Education Press, 2005). Gordon has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Oxford Review of Education, Journal of Thought, and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.