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Thomas M. Falk, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences


Email: Thomas Falk, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3885
Website: Visit Site
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 680B


  • Ph.D. Foundations and Qualitative Research, Ohio State University 
  • M.A. in Philosophy of Education, Ohio State University
  • B.A. in Spanish and Anthropology, Ohio State University

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
  • Society for the Philosophical Study of Education

Research Interests

  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • History of Ideas
  • Critical Theory
  • Comparative Education

Selected Publications

Tom M. Falk, “Democracy, Capitalism, and Educational Opportunity from Horace Mann to the Present,” Critical Education, Vol. 5, No. 10 (August, 2014).

Tom M. Falk, “Are Unmotivated Students Cultural Critics?” Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education, Vol. 2 (2014).

Thomas M. Falk, “Literacy as Dialogue,” in Philosophical Studies in Education, 41 (August, 2010).

Thomas M. Falk, Sam Rocha & Bryan R. Warnick, “Social Science and Its Discontents: An essay review of Bent Flyvbjerg's Making Social Science Matter,” in Education Review, 4 (March, 2009).