Hi, my name is Zane Wubbena. I completed my Ph.D. in School Improvement at Texas State University (research methodologies), where I received the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. I also served as a Gabriela Mistral Scholar, where I traveled and studied student movements in Chile, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. Previously, I was a special education teacher. My research interests include critical pedagogy, media effects, and education policy. My dissertation examined how the news media have framed educational policy and pedagogy globally. My more recent research has focused on the theory of emotional inhibition and expressive writing therapy and as a social-emotional intervention that teachers and school counselors can use for helping kids who have experienced some sort of trauma (e.g., bullying and school shootings). My research interests carry over to my service to the scholarly community, where I serve as website director for the John Dewey Society, education editor for the journal Cogent Education, and associate editor for the journals Dewey Studies and The Journal of School & Society. Please use this website as a resource to learn about my research and teaching. If you have a question, send me an email: zwubbena[@]gmail.com.