Educational studies refers to the systematic study of schooling and education in societies.

Its character and methods are derived from a number of academic disciplines, combinations of disciplines, and area studies, including history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, religion, political science, economics, cultural studies, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, comparative and international education, educational policy studies, as well as trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. We specialize in the study of formal and non-formal educational settings and challenge students to think deeply about complex social issues and strategies for lives of leadership and service.

Department Contacts

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Tracy Bailey

  • Assistant Professor of Practice of Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Sociocultural Theory


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Shireen Campbell

  • Professor of English & Chair of Educational Studies | Director of the College Writing Program
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Rebeca Fernandez

  • Writing Center Director | Associate Professor of Writing and Educational Studies
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Rick Gay

  • Professor of Educational Studies
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Chris Marsicano

  • Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • College affordability
  • Educational Policy
  • Public Policy Analysis and Management
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Brittany Murray

  • Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • K-12 Education Policy
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Racial Inequality


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Alana Juneau

  • Departmental Coordinator
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