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Sarah M Stitzlein

Title: Professor
Office: 610F Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-2439
Email: stitzlsh@ucmail.uc.edu

View full website, including publications and information about current writing projects, at http://sarahstitzlein.wix.com/portfolio 

Sarah M. Stitzlein (Philosophy of Education, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2005) is Professor of Education and Affiliate Faculty in Philosophy. As a philosopher of education, she explores and clarifies key concepts within and purposes of education from the perspective of social and political philosophy.  She is especially interested in issues of political agency, educating for democracy, and equality in schools.  She pays special attention to how these issues play out in the intended and unintended curriculum.

Her most recent book, Teaching Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism, investigates the role of political dissent in civics education.  Additionally, she works to uncover problems in education and envision better alternatives. Her AESA Critics Choice award-winning 2008 book, Breaking Bad Habits: Transforming Race and Gender in Schools, draws upon American pragmatism and feminist poststructuralism to offer teachers pathways out of persistent hierarchies of race and gender in schools. This social justice commitment carries throughout her work which has appeared in many journals, including: Educational Theory, Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, Philosophical Studies in Education, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, and Educational Studies.

Education

  • Philosophy of Education, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005.

Research Information

Research Interests

The overarching goal of my scholarship is to make schools more just and equitable places for all students and teachers.  My work centers on two themes: educational equality and education for democracy.  These themes similarly stem from my commitment to diversity within democratic societies and are united by a central concern with political agency.  Political agency involves knowledge, skill, and activity, and is enacted to ensure that one’s well-being is justly considered in political and civic matters.  It is a product of good democratic education and is a tool employed in the struggle for educational and social equality.  My scholarship in the area of educational equality is aimed at understanding how inequality occurs and offering directions for alleviating it.  The most longstanding aim of education in America is the preparation of citizens who sustain and improve democracy.  My research strengthens this venerable tradition by investigating aspects of democratic life that are particularly important for teachers and students to cultivate in schools today.  My publications intervene in current discussions regarding the implications of changing curricula, transformative efforts of social justice education, and political underpinnings of educational policies. 
 

Research Support

  • (PI), Stitzlein, Sarah, Revitalizing Public Schools with Citizen Responsibility, Spencer Foundation. $35,176.00. 06-01-2015 to 08-31-2016. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Stitzlein, Sarah, Non-Residential Fellowship, John Templeton Foundation. (46501), $46,352.00. 01-01-2016 to 12-31-2016. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Stitzlein, Sarah, HOPE IN DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION, Spencer Foundation. (582K304), $39,986.00. 01-01-2017 to 10-31-2017. Status: Awarded.

Honors & Awards

  • Joyce Gibbs Women's Studies Award, 2012.
  • University of New Hampshire Outstanding Professor, 2011.
  • American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2011 to 2012.
  • NSF Noyce Scholarship Program Grant, 2011 to 2012.
  • Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship, 2011.
  • American Educational Studies Critics Choice Book Award , 2009.
  • Miami University Greek System Honored Professor, 2006.
  • American Educational Research Association Mentor Award, 2003.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching Development Fellowship, 2010.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2005 to 2007, VIsiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
  • 2007 to 2012, Assistant and Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
  • 2012 to To Present, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, CIncinnati, Ohio.

Additional Information

Sarah M. Stitzlein*
 
University of Cincinnati   •   615-S Teachers College
2612 McMicken Circle   •   Cincinnati, OH 45221   •   513-556-2439   •   Sarah.Stitzlein@uc.edu
 
Education
            Ph.D.   Educational Policy Studies—Philosophy of Education
Minor: Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, 2005
 
            M.Ed.  Educational Leadership—Curriculum Theory and Teacher Leadership
Miami University, 2002
 
            B.A. Philosophy, magna cum laude, university honors, & honors in philosophy
            Minor: Mathematics, Miami University, 2001
 
Academic Positions
            Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, 2012 through present
            Curriculum Theory and Philosophy of Education & Affiliate in the Philosophy Department
Co-Director, Center for Hope and Justice Education, 2014-current
 
Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, 2007-2012
            Philosophy of Education & Core Faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program
 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2005-2007
Educational Leadership & Women’s Studies Programs
 
Books
Stitzlein, Sarah M.  Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism.  Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2012.

  • American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award Winner, 2012.
  • Review of book authored by David Oliver Kasdan and published in Education and Culture 30, no. 2 (2014): 107-110.
  • Review of book authored by Ian MacMullen and published in Political Science Quarterly, 129, no. 2 (2014): 358-360.
  • Review of book authored by Morgan Faison and published in Teachers College Record (2013).
  • Review of book authored by Kurt Stemhagen and published in Journal of Philosophy of Education (2013).
  • Review of book authored by Gregory Soden and published in the Journal of International Social Studies.
  • Review of book authored by H.M. Miller and published in Choice Reviews, 50, no. 9, (2013): 1684.
  • Review of book authored by Richard M. Battistoni and published in in Perspectives on Politics, 11, no. 4 (2013): 1135-1138.
  • Nominated for the AERA Outstanding Book Award (2013).
 
Stitzlein, Sarah M. Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender: Transforming Identity in Schools.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2008.
  • American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Book Award Winner, 2009.
  • Review of book authored by Sue Ellen Henry and published in Teachers College Record (2010).
  • Review of book authored by Barbara Applebaum and published in Journal of Philosophy of Education (2011).
  • Review of book authored by Stephanie Burrell and published in Vitae Scholasticae vol. 27, no. 2 (2010).
  • Review of book authored by Kurt Stemhagen in Journal of Philosophy of Educa