Reading

A window into my intellectual influences:

Currently Reading

Emile or On Education (Includes Emile and Sophie; Or, The Solitaries) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Translated and Edited by Christopher Kelly and Allan Bloom

“So What Are You Going to Do With That?” Finding Careers Outside Academia by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius

Student Growth Measures in Policy and Practice: Intended and Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Teacher Evaluations Edited by Kimberly Kappler Hewitt & Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide Edited by John M. Darley, Mark P. Zanna, & Henry L. Roediger III

The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America’s Public Schools by David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle

The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills

Ready from Within: Septima Clark and the Civil Rights Movement by Septima Clark

Dare the School Build a New Social Order? by George S. Counts

The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lehmann

History of Woman Suffrage by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage

Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics by David Randall

November 2017

A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Fourth Ed. by Eugene Bardach

Highlander: No Ordinary School, 1932-1962 by John M. Glen

Stories Lives Tell: Narrative and Dialogue in Education Edited by Carol Witherell & Nel Noddings

Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications by D. H. Schunk, J. R. Meece, and P. R. Pintrich

October 2017

Education and Social Change: Contours in the History of American Education by John L. Rury

Imitation and Education: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Learning by Example by Bryan R. Warnick

Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making by Deborah Stone

Learning Together by David Tyack and Elizabeth Hansot

September 2017

Seeking Common Ground: Public Schools in a Diverse Society by David Tyack

Philosophy of Education by Nel Noddings

Democratic Education by Amy Gutmann

August 2017

Voices of a People’s History of the United States, Second Edition by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove

The Last Mile by David Baldacci

On Democracy by Robert A. Dahl

July 2017

Rhizcomics: Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media Composition by Jason Helms

How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery by Lawrence LeShan

Crossing Borders: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Society in Honor of Amritjit Singh Edited by Tapan Basu and Tasneem Shahnaaz

Blue Nights by Joan Didion

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

Relentless Pursuit: A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America by Donna Foote

May 2017

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism by Cornel West

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley

Utopia Is Creepy and Other Provocations by Nicholas Carr

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough

In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Works by Frederick Douglass

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future by Mark Bauerlein

April 2017

The Sound and the Fury: A Norton Critical Edition by William Faulkner, Edited by David Minter

White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism Edited by Paula S. Rothenberg

How We Think by John Dewey

Save the World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish

March 2017

Philosophy and History of Education: Diverse Perspectives on Their Value and Relationship Edited by Antoinette Errante, Jackie Blount, Bruce A. Kimball

January 2017

Researching Writing: An Introduction to Research Methods by Joyce Kinkead

Pedagogy in Process by Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

The Portable Faulkner Edited by Malcolm Crowley

When Students Have Power: Negotiating Authority in Critical Pedagogy by Ira Shor

December 2016

Freedom and Beyond by John Holt

November 2016

English in Today’s Research World, vol. 2: Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review by Christine B. Feak & John M. Swales

October 2016

Literacy in American Lives by Deborah Brandt

Sula by Toni Morrison

September 2016

Critical Teaching & Everyday Life by Ira Shor

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

August 2016

Writing Across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing by Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, & Kara Taczak

Light in August by William Faulkner

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing by A. S. Neill

July 2016

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

The Storied Life of A.J. Filkry by Gabrielle Zevin

Toward a Composition Made Whole by Jody Shipka

Dissemination by Jacques Derrida, Translated by Barbara Johnson

Poetry, Language, Thought by Martin Heidegger, Translated by Albert Hofstadter

The Portable Kristeva Edited by Kelly Oliver

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

June 2016

The Art of Profiling: Reading People Right the First Time, Expanded Second Edition by Dan Korem

What the Dog Saw and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Cracy by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Writing Centers and the New Racism: A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change Edited by Laura Greenfield and Karen Rowan

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

Class Politics: The Movement for the Students’ Right to Their Own Language by Stephen Parks

White by Richard Dyer

Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness by Krista Ratcliffe

The Republic of Plato Translated by Allan Bloom

May 2016

Transformation Now! by AnaLouise Keating

Multimodal Literacies And Emerging Genres Edited by Tracey Bowen and Carl Whithaus

Can I use I? Because I Hate, Hate, Hate College Writing by Catherine Prendergast; illustrated by Hann Lindahl

April 2016

The Study of Nonstandard English by William Labov

Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues by AnaLouise Keating

March 2016

Trilogy by H.D.

Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn’Arabi by Henry Corbin

The Negro Family: The Case for National Action Research by Daniel Patrick Moynihan

February 2016

Parmenides by Martin Heidegger

Holderlin’s Hymn The Ister by Martin Heidegger

January 2016

McKeahie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers by William J. McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki

English in America: A Radical View of the Profession by Richard Ohmann

Phaedrus by Plato

Remixing Composition: A History of Multimodal Writing Pedagogy by Jason Palmeri

December 2015

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future by Mark R. Levin

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon

On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate by Sondra Perl

English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s) Edited by Bruce McComiskey

Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities by Gregory Colon Semenza

Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrate Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C. Bean

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi

November 2015

Depression: A Public Feeling by Ann Czetkovich

First-Year Writing and the Somatic Exchange by Douglas Robinson

October 2015

Writing at the End of the World by Richard E. Miller

Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan by Robert K. Logan

A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966 by Joseph Harris

September 2015

The Peaceable Classroom by Mary Rose O’Reilley

Bodily Discourses: When Students Write About Abuse and Eating Disorders by Michelle Payne

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan

Risky Writing: Self-Disclosure and Self-Transformation in the Classroom by Jeffrey Berman

August 2015

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

July 2015

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry

Pygmallion by George Bernard Shaw & My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller

June 2015

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Once Upon a Secret by Mimi Alford

May 2015

Readings in Modern Philosophy, Volume II: Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Associated Texts Edited by Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

April 2015

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

March 2015

Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and other Imponderables: Mysteries of Everyday Life Explained by David Feldman

I Never Met a Kid I Liked by W.C. Fields

Ohio’s Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Terry Ryan, and Michael B. Lafferty

Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

February 2015

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

January 2015

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform by Derrick Bell

The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir Questlove Thompson

Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit by Krista Tippett

Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell

December 2014

Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community by Elijah Anderson

Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich

Education and Living by Randolph Bourne

The Philosophical Act by Josef Pieper

The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

November 2014

Black Reconstruction in America by W.E.B. DuBois

Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism by Cornel West

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis

Participation and Democratic Theory by Carole Pateman

A Study of Thinking by Jerome S. Bruner, Jacqueline Jarrett Goodnow & George Austin

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works by Elizabeth Green

Open: What Happens When You Get Real, Get Honest, and Get Accountable by Craig Gross

September 2014

Caste and Class in a Southern Town by John Dollard

Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper

August 2014

Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality by Richard Kluger

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol

Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in School and What We Can Do About It by David & Myra Sadker & Karen R. Zittleman

Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School edited by Mica Pollock

Go Small: because God doesn’t care about your status, size, or success by Craig Gross

Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today’s Most Divisive Issues by Chip Ingram

The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900 by Richard D. Altick

Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by John D’Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman

July 2014

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Michael Gurian

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It by Eric Jensen

The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time by Rod Paige and Elaine Witty

The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do by Peg Tyre

The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis

June 2014

Human Society in Ethics and Politics by Bertrand Russell

Literary Essays by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John C. Maxwell

A Course in Miracles: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers by the Foundation for Inner Peace

May 2014

America Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power edited by G. John Ikenberry

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century by Walter Laqueur

The Teaching of Mathematics by Raymond Manchester

April 2014

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku

The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne C. Booth

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Iam Buruma & Avishai Margault

Five Sermons by Joseph Butler

The Scientific Analysis of Personality by Raymond B. Cattell

The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beuavoir

Spirit of Golf by Tim N. Kremer

On the Improvement of the Understanding; The Ethics; Correspondence by Benedict de Spinoza

The Politics of Truth by Michel Foucault

Literary Modernism edited by Irving Howe

March 2014

Essays of the Masters Edited by Charles Neider

How You Can Play Better Golf Using Self-Hypnosis by Jack Heise

For the Love of the Game by Michael Shaara

Bleachers by John Grisham

The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction by Wayne C. Booth

Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler

February 2014

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamont

Experience and Education by John Dewey

Democracy and Education by John Dewey

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

Foucault and the Government of Disability Edited by Shelley Tremain

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

The First Sex by Elizabeth Gould Williams

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy Edited by Gregory Bassham

January 2014

The Hero Within by Deborah L. Grassman

Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Thinking in Numbers by Daniel Tammet

October 2013

All About Love by bell hooks

August 2013

Walden Two by B. F. Skinner

The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Every Child Can Succeed by William Glasser

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

July 2013

Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough

June 2013

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Made in Detroit by Paul Clemens

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue

Hidden History of Detroit by Amy Elliot Bragg

Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City by John Gallagher

May 2013

The Plague of Fantasies by Slavoj Zizek

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

The History of Sexuality Volume 1: An Introduction by Michel Foucault

The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

The Beak and Claws of America by Vic Donahey

Honest Vic by Cecil Richmond Bartlett

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Saving the World by Julia Alvarez

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Love by Toni Morrison

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Home by Toni Morrison

Soul City by Touré

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?  by Danzy Senna

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid

April 2013

Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell

Drown by Junot Díaz

Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

March 2013

The Racial Contract by Charles W. Mills

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell

Beloved by Toni Morrison

February 2013

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Before I Started Keeping Log

Pragmatism: A Reader Edited by Louis Menand (read in October 2010)

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