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Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz

Associate Professor of Education Foundations & Research, University of North Dakota

Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, Ph.D. is a historian of education policy and associate professor at the University of North Dakota. Her research considers education reform as social reform and explores the ways schools have served as both conduits to and barriers for social justice. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz is the author of Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History; the editor of Walkout!: Teacher Militancy, Activism, and School Reform; many peer reviewed articles in outlets including History of Education Quarterly, Harvard Education Review, and AERJ; and a dozen essays in national outlets including TIME, Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has received funding to support her research from the Spencer Foundation as well as other organizations. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz also served as an editor of Made by History published by TIME Magazine where she worked to bring complex historical ideas to broad audiences. Diana's currently at work on her next book project – Panic at the Schoolhouse! How the Politics of Fear Shaped American Public Education and Polarized the Nation, 1945 to the Present.


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    Associate professor of Education Foundations & Research, University of North Dakota


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