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Ron Scapp
Ron Scapp February 2012 Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education
Ph.D., Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook
M.A., Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook
B.A., Queens College, CUNY  
Contact Information
(718) 405-3492
Founders Hall 306
Areas of Expertise 
  • Cultural Theory
  • Education (many areas: multiculturalism, urban education)
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Politics (immigration, urban affairs, homelessness)
  • Ethics and Values
  • Philosophy

  • EDUC 502 Foundations/Urban Multicultural Education
  • EDUC 570: Metaphors We Teach By
Professional Memberships
Fellow, National Education Policy Center at University of Colorado at Boulder
Fellow, Education Policy Studies Laboratory at Arizona State University
Senior Associate, The Urban Educators Forum at UFT/Teacher Center in NYC
Member, Board of Directors, National Association for Ethnic Studies (Currently serving as Interim President)
Member, Group Thought, a philosophy collective Red Hook, Brooklyn

Professional Affiliations
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Educational Research Association
International Association for Philosophy and Literature
Kappa Delta Pi
National Association for Ethnic Studies
National Association for Multicultural Education
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Society for Values in Higher Education

Recent Presentations
“The Empire Strikes Back: Confronting the Assault on Ethnic Studies and Moving Forward,” A Roundtable Discussion with Members of the NAES Board of Directors, Invited Speaker, the 39th Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, Spring 2011.

“They Skool: The Anti-Urban Bias in Urban Education.” Invited speaker, Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Contemporary Education, Eugene Lang College, Spring 2010. 

“The Census 2010: Are We Constituted to Count? Or, On Revisiting the Three Fifths Compromise.” the 38th Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies.  Washington D.C., Spring 2010.

“Building Communities of Participation: Teachers as Leaders,” Keynote Address, 4th Annual State Improvement Symposium. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C., Summer 2008.

Recent Publications
Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance and Reality (co-editor with Brian Seitz), Palgrave Macmillan (2010).

Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment (co-editor with Brian Seitz). SUNY Press, (2007).

Managing to be Different: Educational Leadership as Critical Practice, Routledge, (2006).

Teaching Values: Critical Perspectives on Education, Politics and Culture,
Routledge, (2003).