Faculty on Leave of Absence, Education Program
Residency Site: Plainfield VT
PhD in Education, The Union Institute
MA in Psychology, Goddard College
BA in Education and Psychology, Goddard College.
My main interests have to do with helping students rigorously challenge popular assumptions about education by employing thoughtful methods of research and sound reasoning. Politically I am committed to social justice education based on what is known to be ‘true’ as supported by evidence. For me this quest for truth, contingent as it may be, is best expressed in John Dewey’s methods and philosophical humanism.
I have been a faculty member at Goddard College since 1990 and a Liberal Studies professor in Toronto. I am a past board president of the John Howard Society Toronto, a non-profit organization committed to social justice by helping men in conflict with the law and am currently the board chair of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, a charity mandated to educate the public on the application of scientific, skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry. I am also a signature signatory of the Pro-Truth Pledge.