Thomas Hunt, Ph.D.

Fellow, Center for Catholic Education
Part-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Center for Catholic Education

  • Location: Chaminade Hall, Room 022
  • Phone: 937-229-3787
  • Email: Contact
  • Curriculum Vita: View CV

Courses Taught

EDU 808/908 Selected Ideas That Shaped American Education

Dr. Hunt also had the opportunity to teach two terms of the History of Catholic Education, Part 1, for the Osher Lifelong Learning program at the University of Dayton in 2011-2012. He plans to teach Part 2 for the program in 2012-2013.

In the coming year, Dr. Hunt will be teaching two periods on Catholic Education for major seminarians in Cincinnati.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies (Social and Historical Foundations of Education), University of Wisconsin (Madison)
  • M.A., Secondary Education Administration, Catholic University of America
  • S.T.L., Theology, Catholic University of America
  • B.A., History, Loras College

Professional Activities

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Associates for Research on Private Education (Special Interest Group of the AERA)
  • Catholic Education (Special Interest Group of the AERA)
  • National Catholic Educational Association

Research Interests

  • Catholic education
  • History of education

Selected Publications

Books
  • Hunt, T.C., O'Brien, D.J., & Walch, T. (Eds.). (2013). Urban Catholic Education: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times. New York, NY: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. View book >>
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (2012). The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12, (2 Vols.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. View book >>
  • Nuzzi, R. & T. Hunt (Eds.). (2012). At the Heart of the Church: Selected Documents of Catholic Education. Notre Dame, IN: ACE Press, University of Notre Dame. View book >>
  • Hunt, T., & T. Walch (Eds.). Urban Catholic Education: Tales of Twelve Cities. ACE Press, University of Notre Dame, 2010, 304 pages.
  • Hunt, T., J. Carper,, T. Lasley, & C.D. Raisch (Eds.).  (2010). Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, (2 Vols.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010. (T. Hunt took the lead in obtaining the contract, was first author of the introduction, wrote two templates (on religion and philosophy), co-authored the preface, and authored eleven entries.)
  • Carper, J., & T. Hunt (Eds.). (2009). The Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States, (2 Vols.). Westpott, CT: Praeger. (T. Hunt obtained contract, was first author of the introduction, and wrote five entries.)
  • Carper, J., & T. Hunt. (2007). The DissentingTradition in American Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., & M. Mullins. (2005). Moral Education in America’s Schools: The Continuing Challenge. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., E. Joseph, & R. Nuzzi (Eds.). (2004). Catholic Schools in the United States: An Encyclopedia, (2 Vols.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. (T. Hunt obtained contract, and wrote Historical Overview and 20 entries.)
  • Hunt, T., E. Joseph, R. Nuzzi & J. Geiger (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of Research on Catholic Higher Education. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. (T. Hunt obtained contract.)
  • Hunt, T., E. Joseph, & R. Nuzzi (Eds.). (2002). Catholic Schools Still Make a Difference: Ten Years of Research, 1991-2000. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association. (T. Hunt obtained contract.) Second edition, 2004.
  • Hunt, T. (2002). The Impossible Dream: Education and the Search for Panaceas. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., E. Joseph, & R. Nuzzi (Eds.). (2001). Handbook of Research on Catholic Education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. (T. Hunt obtained contract.)
  • Hunt, T., T. Oldenski, & T. J. Wallace (Eds.). (2000). Catholic School Leadership: An Invitation to Lead. London and New York: Falmer Press. (T. Hunt obtained contract and was author of chapter on history of Catholic schools in the United States.)
  • Hunt, T. (1998). Doctoral Dissertations on Catholic Schools in the United States, 1988-1997. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association.
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (1997). Religion and Schooling in Contemporary America: Confronting Our Cultural Pluralism. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (1996). Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (1993). Religious Schools in the United States K‑12: A Source Book. New York: Garland Publishing. (T. Hunt was the lead author of the chapter on Catholic schools.)
  • Grant, M., & T. Hunt. (1992). Catholic School Education in the United States: Development and Current Concerns. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (1989). Religious Seminaries in America: A Selected Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., & J. Carper (Eds.). (1988). Religious Colleges and Universities in America: A Selected Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Hunt, T., J. Carper, & C. Kniker (Eds.). (1986). Religious Schools in America: A Selected Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Carper, J., & T. Hunt (Eds.). (1984). Religious Schooling in America:  Historical Insights and Contemporary Concerns. Birmingham: Religious Education Press.  (T. Hunt was the lead author of the chapter on Catholic schools.)
  • Hunt, T., & M. Maxson (Eds.). (!981). Religion and Morality in American Schooling. Washington, DC: The University Press of America.
  • Hunt, T. (Coordinating editor, 5 co‑editors). (1979). Society, Culture, and Schools: The American Approach. Garrett Park, MD: Garrett Park Press.  (T. Hunt authored [or co‑authored] 5 articles in this text.)
  • Hunt, T., & J. Silliman, Jr. (Eds.). (1974). The American School in Its Social Setting. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.  (T. Hunt authored 4 articles in this text.)

Journal articles

  • Frabutt, J., R. Nuzzi, T. Hunt, & M. Solic. (2008, June). A Ten-Year Retrospective Review of Catholic Educational Research. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 11(4):428-441.
  • Hunt, T. (2008, March). "Response from the Field," to Making God Known, Loved, and Served: The Future of Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in the United States. The Notre Dame Task Force on Catholic Education. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. 11(3):313-319.
  • Hunt, T. (2005, Fall). Catholic Schools: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Journal of Research on Christian Education.  14(2):161-176.
  • Hunt, T. (2005, September). Education Reforms: Lessons from History. Phi Delta Kappan. 87(1):84-89.
  • Hunt, T. (1976). The Schooling of Immigrants and Black Americans: Some Similarities and Differences. The Journal of Negro Education, 423-431. Read (pdf) >>

Periodical articles

  • Hunt, T., & S. Ferguson. (2009, November/December). Lalanne: A Tale of Commitment and Dedication. Momentum XL, 4:64-66.
  • Hunt, T., & R. Nuzzi. (2004, Fall). The School Controversy. Private School Monitor. 26(1):1-6.

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