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Dr. Derek Gottlieb


Dr. Gottlieb is an associate professor in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the president-elect of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, and he co-hosts Thinking in the Midst, a podcast about philosophy and action in education, sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society. He is a member of many other academic organizations, as well, including the Association of Education Finance and Policy and the American Educational Research Association.

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Dr. Gottlieb holds two doctoral degrees. He earned a PhD in Education at the University of Iowa in 2013.  His dissertation was entitled "Race to the Top and the Senses of Good Teaching."  He also earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Basel in 2014.  That dissertation was entitled "Common Nonsense: Community and Skepticism in Shakespeare's Comedy."

Both dissertations were later edited into book form and published by Routledge Press.

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