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.

Rebeca Fernandez

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Writing | Multilingual Student Writing Coordinator



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Rick Gay

  • Professor of Educational Studies
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Brittany Hunt

  • Adjunct Professor of Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Indigenous Education
  • Anti-racism
  • Deconstructing Stereotypes


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Hilton Kelly

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Sociology of Education
  • Age of Jim Crow
  • Race and Racism
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Chris Marsicano

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice in Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

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

  • Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • K-12 Education Policy
  • Politics of Education
  • School Racial Inequality



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Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Erica Calhoun

  • Department Coordinator
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