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Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Social & Cultural Studies in Education Program Faculty at KU

The faculty members and instructors within the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies are dedicated to providing robust learning opportunities related to social and cultural studies in education.  The faculty are studying important problems in education, often working directly with schools and other educational agencies on issues, including equity in urban schools, multi-cultural education, and social justice, among others.  

You will learn from professionals with extensive research experiences to serve children, parents, communities, and society. Our faculty have developed national and international reputations for their work.  They have also secured major grants in external funding from national and local foundations and agencies; they have designed and developed online resources; and they have conducted research related to a wide range of educational policies. 

Our Social & Cultural Studies in Education (Foundations of Education) program faculty also partner with professors from other academic partners to ensure that your graduate student experience and learning at KU are both interdisciplinary in nature and grounded in theory, research and practical experience.

Bryan Mann
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Bryan Mann is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He received his PhD in Educational Theory and Policy from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mann’s research centers on issues of geography and educational policy. This work revolves around a... more

Jennifer Ng
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 424

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Suzanne Rice
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 435

Suzanne Rice has taught courses in foundations of education (philosophy, history, and sociology of education), as well as in curriculum, pedagogy and the organization and governance of schools. Rice conducts research mainly in foundations of education with an emphasis in philosophy of education... more

Argun Saatcioglu
Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 407

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, specializing in sociology of organizations and education. My scholarship and teaching focus on educational and organizational inequality, educational policy, governance, and quantitative methods.

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