Dr. Jeffrey Shultz
Professor of Education
Dr. Shultz is an educational anthropologist who received an SB in mathematics from MIT, as well as a masters and doctorate in education from Harvard University. In 1983-84, he served as president of the Council on Anthropology and Education. He is the co-author of The Counselor as Gatekeeper: Social Interaction in Interviews (1982, Academic Press, with Frederick Erickson) and co-edited Journeys Through Ethnography: Realistic Accounts of Fieldwork (1996, Westview Press, with Annette Lareau). He did research in middle school classrooms in Philadelphia and Greenwich, England focusing on student voices and in 2001 co-edited In Our Own Words: Students’ Perspectives on School (Roman & Littlefield, with Alison Cook-Sather). Finally, he and his wife, Norah (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Abington College of Penn State University), co-edited Challenges of Multiculural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses (2005, Paradigm Publishers).
Most recently, he has worked on projects sponsored by the American Council on Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities on issues related to globalizing the curriculum and integrating internationalization and diversity.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Shultz, J., Skilton-Sylvester, E., & Shultz, N. (2007). "Exploring Global Connections: Dismantling the International/Multicultural Divide." Diversity and Democracy, 10(3):4 – 6.
- Shultz, J. (June, 2007). "The Institutional Culture and Commitment of Educating Global Citizens." Panel participant, 2007 Summer Institute, Associated New American Colleges.
- Shultz, N., Shultz, J., & García, A.M. (August 14, 2007). "Social order, structural violence, and social justice: Dealing with student resistance in classes on diversity." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, New York. Submitted for publication to Teaching Sociology, a publication of the American Sociological Association.
- At Home and the World, sponsored by the American Council on Education, 2011 -2013.
- Shared Futures, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2005 – 2009.
School of Education
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