Location: Bowdoin / Doris A. Santoro

Education

Doris Santoro

Associate Professor of Education

Contact Information

dsantoro@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4309
Education
209 Riley House





Spring 2014

  • Contemporary American Education (EDUC 1101A)
  • Education and the Human Condition (EDUC 2211)


Doris Santoro

Education

  • Ed.D. 2005 Columbia University, Teachers College
    Program in Philosophy and Education, New York, NY
  • B.A. 1994 University of Rochester
    Major: English, Rochester, NY

Research Interests

Professor Santoro’s philosophical inquiry is centered around the experiences of teachers and analyzed through the lens of John Dewey’s work and feminist theories.  She investigates the moral, ethical, and political implications of pedagogical stances such as social justice education and student-centered teaching.  Her current work examines the moral and ethical reasons experienced teachers give for leaving high-poverty schools.

Santoro, D. A. & Wilson, T. S., eds. (forthcoming special journal issue). Philosophical Enquiry through Empirical Research. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 

Santoro, D. A. (In press). “I Was Becoming Increasingly Uneasy about the Profession and What Was Being Asked of Me”: Preserving Integrity in Teaching. Curriculum Inquiry.

Santoro, D. A. & Dorn, C. (2012). “A Vital, Free, Independent and Lay Republic”: John Dewey and the Role of Education in Establishing the Turkish State. Teaching America to the World: Education and Foreign Relations since 1870, R. Garlitz & L. Jarvinen, eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 93-110).

Santoro, D. A. (2011). Good Teaching in Difficult Times: Demoralization in the Pursuit of Good Work. American Journal of Education 188, no. 1 (pp. 1-23).

Santoro, D. A. with Morehouse, L. (2011). Teaching’s Conscientious Objectors: Principled Leavers of High-Poverty Schools. Teachers College Record 113, no. 12 (pp. 2671-2705).

Dorn, C. & Santoro, D. A. (2011). Political Goals and Social Ideals: Dewey, Democracy, and the Emergence of the Turkish Republic. Education and Culture 27, no. 2 (pp. 3-27).

Santoro, D. A. (2011). Review of Sharon Todd, Toward an Imperfect Education: Facing humanity, Rethinking Cosmopolitanism. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30, no.3 (pp. 303-310)

Santoro, D. (2010). Teaching to Save the World: Avoiding Circles of Certainty in Social Justice Pedagogy. Philosophy of Education 2009. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society (pp. 241-249).

Santoro, D. (2009). To Form a More Perfect Union: Citizenship and the Marriage of Sophie and Emile. Philosophy of Education 2008, Ronald D. Glass, ed. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society (pp. 365-367).

Santoro Gómez, D. (2008). Women’s Proper Place and Student-Centered Pedagogy. Studies in Philosophy and Education 27, no. 5 (pp. 313-333).

Santoro Gómez, D. (2006). The Need to Develop Independent Intelligence: The Roles and Responsibilities of Teacher Educators.  Teacher Education & Practice 19, no. 4 (pp. 483-501). Special Issue: Teacher Education Today: What Would Dewey Say?

Mackler, S. & Santoro, D. (2003). Thinking what we cannot see: Performance, education, and the value of the invisible. In Scott Fletcher (Ed.), Philosophy of Education (pp. 114-121). Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society. (Authorship was shared equally.)

Santoro, Doris. "Tribes: Teaching Multicultural Myths & Legends." http://www.esubjects.com. (Curriculum for mainstream and learning-disabled inclusion classrooms.)

Santoro, D. A. 2012, April. Teacher Resilience and Demoralization: Tensions and Possibilities. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Santoro, D. A. 2012, March. Integrity and Teaching’s Conscientious Objectors. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Santoro, D. A. 2011, March. Interviewing and Philosophizing about Lifers who Leave. Part of the alternative session: Philosophy of Education and Empirical Research. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Dorn, C. & Santoro, D. A. 2010, November. Unity, Uniformity & Modernity: John Dewey’s Educational Mission to Turkey. History of Education Society Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA.

The Meaning of Teaching for Principled Leavers: Those Who Loved, but Left, Teaching. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (April 2009)

Teaching to Save the World: Avoiding Circles of Certainty in Social Justice Pedagogy. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC. (March 2009)

The Discourse of Care and Deciding to Leave: Moral Blackmail and Moral Integrity. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC. (March 2009)

Teaching to Save the World: Avoiding Circles of Certainty in Social Justice Pedagogy. New England Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (October 2008)

To Form a More Perfect Union: Citizenship and the Marriage of Sophie and Emile. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (April 2008)

Before Burnout: Principled Leavers of High-Poverty Schools. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 2007)

Between Past and Future: Arendt’s Liminal Space of Teaching. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 2007)

The “Problem” in The Public and Its Problems. Introductory paper to the Presidential Invited Session, John Dewey, the Public Interest, and Educational Practice Today. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2006)

Women’s Proper Place and Student-Centered Pedagogy. New England Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Framingham, MA. (October 2005)

Lived theory. First Annual Conference on Ways of Knowing in Educational Research, Teachers College, NY. (March 2003)

Drop-outs and community activism as alternative education. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2002)

Thinking what we cannot see: Performance, education, and the value of the invisible. Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. (April 2002)

Sartrean bad faith and educational practice. Mid-Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society Spring Meeting, Teachers College, NY. (April 2001)

  • 2009    Faculty Leave Fellowship, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
  • 2007-11    Professional Service Funds to Support Activities as AERA Philosophical Studies of Education SIG Program Chair and President-Elect, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
  • 2008    Fletcher Family Research Award, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
  • 2007    Fletcher Family Research Award, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
  • 2007    Course Enrichment Funds: Education 203 and Education 245, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
  • 2003-04    William H. Kilpatrick Award in Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, NY.
  • 2002-03, 1998-09    Teachers College General Scholarship, Teachers College, NY.
  • 1999-2002    Spencer Research Training Grant, Youth Studies in New Times: Possible Selves in Multiple Worlds, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.

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