Hi, my name is Zane Wubbena. I recently completed my PhD in School Improvement at Texas State University, where I received the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. Before entering the doctoral program, I taught public school at the elementary and middle school levels.
My research focuses on educational policy issues and forms of pedagogy that impact the classroom, school environment, and community, such as service learning, public pedagogy, and critical pedagogy. My previous research has focused on the relationship between cognitive development and math education. Recently, I’ve been interested in the relationship between education and society, including societal institutions of information like the news media. This relationship assumes that education can change (if not transform) society. However, this assumption leaves open the questions of exactly how and in what direction this societal change may occur. I’m committed to transforming society in a way that maximizes the advantage for the least advantaged. To do this, my research draws on quantitative and qualitative research methods.
My research agenda carries over to my service to the scholarly community. Currently, I serve as an officer in the capacity of website director for the John Dewey Society. Also, I serve as an education editor for the journal Cogent Education and associate editor for the journals Dewey Studies and The Journal of School & Society. I offer this website to you as a resource to learn about my research, read my blog posts, and view my resources. If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to send me an email: zwubbena[@]gmail.com.