Ben Endres 2000
Ben Endres '00
Ben Endres received his Ph.D. from Teachers College in 2000. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he has been teaching since 2000. He has also taught at Colgate University, Brooklyn College and Teachers College as a visiting professor.
He has published articles on the critical theory of education, multiculturalism and liberal education. Recently he has been writing on the ways that structural social and economic changes affect communication practices in education. His article, "Education for Economic Life: The Role of Communicative Action," is forthcoming in the journal, Teachers College Record.
"The Philosophy and Education program at TC was distinctive for me because it allowed a serious engagement with philosophy as a discipline in its own right, without always thinking about implications for policy and practice. Of course, there were plenty of opportunities to think about these implications, but in my opinion, the best way to make philosophy relevant for education is to do it well without always worrying about its application to schooling. TC's location in New York City was also very important for me: it allowed me to take classes at affiliated schools, work in innovative educational programs, and remain constantly aware that there is life outside academia."