Wendy Kohli, Ph.D.
Wendy Kohli is Professor of Educational Foundations in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Fairfield University. Dr. Kohli earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University.
Dr. Kohli came to Fairfield University in the fall of 2002 and served as Department Chair for five years. Prior to that she had been a faculty member and Director of Teacher Education at The New School in New York City. It was there that she involved herself and her students in urban high school reform. Before that she taught in the graduate program in Curriculum Theory at LSU and in the graduate program in Education at SUNY Binghamton.
Kohli has published widely on critical and feminist educational theory, democratic pedagogy, and the ethical and political dimensions of teaching. She is the author of Critical Conversations in Philosophy of Education, published by Routledge, and the forthcoming book for Rowman and Littlefield, Feminisms and Educational Research.
Her professional service includes a term as President of the American Educational Studies Association and four years on the Board of Examiners for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). She has also served on the editorial boards of Studies in Philosophy and Education, Educational Theory and Educational Studies. Her work has taken her to the former Soviet Union and Hungary where she has lectured extensively on democratic education, multiculturalism, and teacher education reform.
Locally, Kohli has been engaged in the Bridgeport community through the Bridgeport Higher Education Alliance (BHEA) and various service learning projects in area schools. She is also the faculty facilitator for the Teacher Learning Community (TLC) at Saint Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven.