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Mary Anne Pitman

Title: Professor Emerita
Tel: 513-706-6472
Email: pitmanma@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Pitman received a Ph.D. in Social, Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1983. She is an educational anthropologist who has conducted research on urban high schools, home schooling, qualitative evaluation, and culture acquisition theory. She has co-authored several books including Caring as Tenacity: Stories of Urban School Survival, Home Schooling: Political, Historical and Pedagogical Perspective, Culture Acquisition: A Holistic Approach to Human Learning and Educational Evaluation: Ethnography in Theory, Practice and Politics. She also has produced book chapters and articles including those she published as editor of a special edition of Anthropology & Education Quarterly. She has presented at numerous conference including annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, American Educational Studies Association, American Educational Research Association, and Society for Applied Anthropology. Dr. Pitman teaches courses on Cultural Differences, Women, Culture and Education, Anthropology and Education, and the three-course sequence on qualitative research.


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Pitman,M.A. (1997). Book review of qualitative research design: an interactive approach. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 28 (1), 128-130.
  • Pitman,M.A. Review of the book qualitative research: the design approach, by Joseph A. Maxwell, Sage Publications, 1996. Anthropology and Education Quarterly.

Published Books

  • Pitman,M.A.; Zorn,D.L. (2000). Caring as tenacity: stories of urban school survival. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Book Chapters

  • Pitman,M.A. (2000). Caring as tenacity: stories of urban school survival. Caring as tenacity: Stories of urban school survival, an introduction Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Pitman,M.A. History of childhood. Home schooling New York: Macmillian Reference.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Pitman, M. A. (11-2003). Caring as tenacity: Ethnographies of urban school survival. The cultural context of schools and communities: The paradox of parental involvement American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Pitman, Mary Anne (11-2000). Asian identity(ies) in America: From ethnic category to multiple identities American Educational Studies Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.