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.