The College of Education & Human Development celebrated Department of Educational Policy Studies Professor Deron Boyles during its Faculty Awards Recognition on March 30.
Boyles is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of undergraduate teaching.
Boyles’ research interests include school commercialism, epistemology, critical pedagogy and the philosophy of John Dewey. His work has been published in such journals as Philosophy of Education, Social Epistemology, Journal of Thought, Philosophical Studies in Education, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, Educational Foundations, Journal of Curriculum Theory, History of Education Quarterly, Educational Studies and Educational Theory. He has published six books, including “American Education and Corporations: The Free Market Goes to School,” “The Politics of Inquiry,” “From a Gadfly to a Hornet: Academic Freedom, Humane Education and the Intellectual Life of Joseph Kinmont Hart,” and “John Dewey’s Imaginative Vision of Teaching: Combining Theory and Practice.” He received the CEHD’s Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2007 and its Outstanding Service Award in 2012. In 2010, he was presented with the James and Helen Merritt Award for Distinguished Service to Philosophy of Education from Northern Illinois University. Boyles is a fellow in the Philosophy of Education Society, past-president of the American Educational Studies Association and past-president of the John Dewey Society.
For more information about the Faculty Awards Recognition, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.