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The Bergamo Leadership Team
Nina Asher (Ed.D., 1999, Teachers College, Columbia University) is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN-TC). She was the recipient of a 2014-15 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award (Research) for her project, Examining the Intersections of Globalization, Privatization, and Education after two decades of Economic Liberalization in India, and conducted this research in India during her sabbatical. Nina was Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UMN-TC, from July 2011-June 2014. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at UMN-TC.
Nina writes in the areas of postcolonialism and feminism, globalization, critical perspectives on multiculturalism, and Asian American studies in education. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters and her work has appeared in such leading national and international journals as the Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Postcolonial Directions in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, among others.
Nina has served as a member/chair of numerous committees of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) over the past 15 years. Her extensive service to Division B (Curriculum Studies) includes being a member of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee (2014-15), chairing the Nominations Committee (2011-13), and chairing the Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee (2004-05). In 2013-14, Nina chaired the Nominating Committee of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) and from 2004-07, she was the inaugural Chair of AERA’s Postcolonial Studies and Education Special Interest Group (SIG). Previously, she served as a member of the Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee of the AERA’s SIG Research on Women in Education (in 2003) and Program Chair of the AERA’s SIG Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans (2002-03). Nina’s history of service to AERA is evidence of her sustained commitment to equity, diversity, and excellence in educational research.
Beyond AERA, Nina is Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, since 2007 and, from 2007-2009, was also Book Review Editor for the National Women’s Studies Association Journal (now Feminist Formations). She has also served on the Fellowship review panels (both International and American) of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and on the Canon Project Task Force of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS). Nina serves on the editorial/advisory boards of several top, refereed journals, including the JCT, Teachers College Record and Curriculum Inquiry. From 1999-2011, Nina was on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where she served as Co-Director of the Curriculum Theory Project (CTP) from 2007-10.
The Editorial Team of JCT is proud to announce the release of its newest issue (Vol 32, No 3). Click here or the cover image below to access our most recent issue.
With great pleasure the JCT Leadership Team announces that Dr. Thomas Poetter of Miami University Ohio has been appointed as Editor of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing and President of the Foundation of Curriculum Theory. Dr. Poetter will be building his team to begin work in January 2019.
Thomas S. Poetter, Ph.D., is Professor of Curriculum Studies and Graduate Studies Director in Miami University’s Department of Educational Leadership (EDL). He will assume the role of EDL Department Chair in July of 2018. Tom graduated from Heidelberg College with a BA in Business and English in 1985 and entered Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, earning a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) in 1988. Poetter served as a high school English teacher, basketball coach, and chaplain in Indiana before continuing his education at Indiana University where he earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in 1994. After three years as an assistant professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Poetter returned to Ohio and Miami University as an assistant professor in the College of Education, Health, and Society in 1997. Tom is an award-winning teacher and author ~ he has published over 20 books as author, editor, or co-editor and over 50 articles and book chapters in the field of curriculum studies. From 2001-2011, Tom directed school/university partnerships for Miami in the Southwest Ohio region, and opened the university’s Partnership Office as its founding director in 2005. In 2014, Tom ran for the 8th district congressional seat in the US House of Representatives and published a campaign memoir about the race, “Losing to Boehner, Winning America.” In 2016, he co-created a new conference and journal in education with Miami colleague Denise Taliaferro Baszile called “The Currere Exchange.” Tom also served as 2017 Factotum of Professors of Curriculum, and recently chaired AERA Division B’s (Curriculum Studies) Dissertation Award Committee in 2018.