Joseph L. DeVitis
Joseph L. DeVitis is a retired professor of educational foundations and higher education. He is a past president of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), the Council of Learned Societies in Education, and the Society of Professors of Education. Dr. DeVitis is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Two of his books have earned Choice Awards from the American Library Association, and four others have won Critics Choice Awards from AESA as outstanding books of the year, including his most recent book, Popular Educational Classics (Peter Lang, 2016).
Books by Joseph L. DeVitis:
In an era of corporate media and “alternative facts”, academics committed to justice cannot simply rely on disseminating new knowledge, but must step out of the ivory tower and enter the streets as activists. The Activist Academic serves as a guide for merging activism into academia.
Following the journey of two professors, the book offers stories, frameworks and methods for how scholars can marry their academic selves—involved in scholarship, teaching and service—with their activist commitments to justice, while navigating the lived realities of raising families and navigating office politics. This volume invites academics across disciplines to enter into a dialogue about how to take knowledge to the streets.
Perfect for courses in: Higher Education and Society; Foundations of Higher Education; Legal Issues in Higher Education; College Student Development Theory; Academic Issues in Higher Education.
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